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Title Sex and consequences: world population growth vs. reproductive rights?
Subject Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects; Population policy; Contraception
Description The 54th Annual Frederick Reynolds Lecture
Creator Battin, M. Pabst
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1994-05-25
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,830
Source HQ766.2 B38 1994
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Sex and consequences," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-08-04
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Description and barriers made from roots, barks, herbs, and even arsenic and spider eggs, now include a number of sophisticated technologies, including douches, sponges, diaphragms, spermicides, pills, implants, intrauterine devices, injectibles, morning-after drugs, vaccines, timing schedules (including natural family planning), surgical sterilization, and many others. Males, in contrast, are limited to just three basic types of contraceptive: coitus interruptus, the condom, and vasectomy or other surgical sterilization. But it is possible to divide the full range of contraceptive technologies, both male and female, into two broad groups, and it is this distinction that is crucial to the solution I want to explore. Most of these technologies share a common cluster of characteristics: they are short-acting, user-controlled, and exposure-sensitive or, more plainly, sex-related. They are addressed to preventing the current episode of possible conception, and must be employed at or near the time of sexual contact in order to prevent it. We can call them "time-of-need" contraceptives. In contrast, a few of the contemporary technologies, plus just one historical example/* are long-acting, user-independent, and exposure-insensitive (or "sex-independent")â€"they work over an extended period of time, require no effort or attention on the part of the user to be effective, and, most important, require no activation, application, ingestion, or insertion at the time of sex. They do not interfere with sexual activity, and sexual activity does not alter or interfere with them. They are, in a word, "automatic." There are two principal contemporary technologies which not only have all these characteristics, but are immediately reversibleâ€"the Copper T380A, an intrauterine device which is safe and effective in multiparous monogamous women for 8 or more years, and the subdermal implant Norplant, which is placed under the skin of a woman's forearm and, in its current 6-rod formulation, provides contraception for 5 years. There are many other contemporary long-acting contraceptive technologies as well, including oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, hCG vaccines, and laparoscopic sterilization, but because the former require daily self-dosing and the latter are ...12...
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Source Original Manuscript: Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by Margaret P. Battin.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
ID 320077
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