Emergency Contraception

The Story of a Global Reproductive Health Technology

  • Editors
  • Angel M. Foster
  • L. L. Wynn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Setting the Context

  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Raffaela Schiavon, Elizabeth Westley
      Pages 91-106
    3. Verόnica Schiappacasse, Soledad Díaz
      Pages 107-122
    4. Caroline Moreau, Erin Gainer
      Pages 139-151
    5. Faysal El-Kak
      Pages 169-177
    6. Deborah Apsel Lang, Jill Keesbury, Andrew S. Karlyn
      Pages 191-206
    7. Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain, M. E. Khan
      Pages 221-237
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-323

About this book


Despite its safety and efficacy, emergency contraception (EC) continues to spark political controversy worldwide. In this edited volume, authors explore how emergency contraception has been received, interpreted, and politicized, through the in-depth examination of the journey of EC in 16 individual countries.


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