Birth Control for a Nation: The IUD as Technoscientific Biopower, Digital Original Edition
The intrauterine device (IUD) has been viewed both as a means for women’s reproductive autonomy and as coercive tool of state-imposed population control, as a convenient form of birth control on a par with the pill and as a threat to women’s health. This BIT examines the early development of the IUD through a feminist science lens, describing efforts to improve and measure its contraceptive efficacy.
About the Author
Chikako Takeshita is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Riverside.