This book is a collection of articles in which authors examine the moral, environmental, and societal implications of birth control and the ways government and society should control access to birth control for adults and teenagers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Chapter 1. How has birth control affected society?
Birth control asserts feminist values and is socially beneficial / Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
Birth control is a sexist practice and damaging to society / Timothy Reichert
Birth control has resulted in an increase in abortions / Thomas Peters
Abortion, birth control, common sense, and reality / Frosty Wooldridge
There are moral implications to taking emergency contraception / Lauren Salz
Emergency contraception does not cause abortion / Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
The drug Ella is an important advance in emergency contraception / Sarah Richards
The drug Ella causes abortions / Michael Fragoso
Chapter 2. What impact does the birth control pill have on society?
The birth control pill benefits women / Susan Jacoby
The birth control pill has led to a decline in sexual activity / Janet E. Smith
The birth control pill has destructive environmental consequences / Kathryn Lopez
The birth control pill's environmental impact is relatively small / Anna C. Christensen
A male birth control pill would give men more control over reproductive choices / Michael Parsons
A male birth control pill could lead to less responsible sexual behavior / Tracy Clark-Flory
A male birth control pill violates biological and social imperative / Greg Laden
Chapter 3. How should access to birth control be managed?
There should be universal birth control coverage / Laura W. Murphy
There should not be universal birth control coverage / Timothy P. Carney
The religious exemptions for universal birth control coverage should be broader / Hannah C. Smith
There should not be a religious exemption for universal birth control coverage / Nancy Northup
Pharmacists should have the right to refuse to dispense birth control / Joel Connelly
Pharmacists should not be able to refuse to dispense birth control / Jack Marshall
Chapter 4. What is the best approach to birth control and sex education for teens?
Teens should be encouraged to practice abstinence / Jennifer Marshall
Abstinence for teens does not work / Ellen Goodman
Teens should have access to emergency contraception without parental consent / Maura Kelly
Teens should not have access to emergency contraception without parental consent / F.K. Bartels
Condoms should be available in schools / Kate Dailey
Condoms should not be available in schools / Kanisha King.
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