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The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Chikako Takeshita

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the ... More


Family Planning and Nation Building in South Korea, 1961 through the mid-1970s

John Paul DiMoia

in Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter surveys the rapid growth of Family Planning (FP) in South Korea from the voluntary organizations of the 1940s to the massive state-directed campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s. Combining ... More


From Gandhi to Gandhi: Contraceptive Technologies and Sexual Politics in Postcolonial India, 1947–1977

Sanjam Ahluwalia and Daksha Parmar

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the history of contraceptive technologies adopted by the postcolonial Indian state between 1947 and 1977. The chapter focuses upon three birth control methods, namely, rhythm ... More


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