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“Birth Control for a Nation”: The IUD as Technoscientific Biopower

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter demonstrates that researchers were focused on improving and measuring the contraceptive efficacy of the device in the early phase of the development. It specifically illustrates how the ... More


From the “Masses” to the “Moms”: Governing Contraceptive Risks

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0054
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter describes how researchers negotiated the safety of the intrauterine device (IUD). It explores the initial introduction of the modern IUD to American women and why health risks were ... More


“Keep Life Simple”: Body/Technology Relationships in Racialized Global Contexts

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0103
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter describes how side effects of a hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) created a unique product, Mirena. It specifically analyzes the making of Mirena, while revealing the ... More


Turning the Gaze on Modern Contraceptive Research: An Introduction

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book explores how developers of modern intrauterine devices (IUDs) have adapted to different social interests. It details how they understood the political stakes of women’s bodies. It argues ... More


“IUDs Are Not Abortifacients”: The Biopolitics of Contraceptive Mechanisms

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0079
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter deals with the mechanism by which pregnancy is prevented as it relates to antiabortion politics. It examines the alliance between contraceptive researchers and reproductive-choice ... More


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


Diffracting the Technoscientific Body: A Conclusion

Chikako Takeshita

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0121
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter summarizes the key findings and considers how feminists might engage with the heterogeneity of meanings inherent in politically versatile technologies and builds a multidimensional ... More


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