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The Global Biopolitics of the IUD


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Chikako Takeshita's investigation of the 50-year history of the IUD is insightful and provocative. Guided by a feminist perspective and methodology, her book is must reading for anyone interested in the evolving role of contraceptive technology in women's empowerment, reproductive health, and global population policy. -- Barbara B. Crane, Executive Vice President, Ipas The Global Biopolitics of the IUD provides a much-needed analysis of the history of intrauterine contraceptive devices; as such, it is a welcome addition to the existing scholarship on birth control, abortion, and sterilization. Deploying the methods of feminist science studies, Chikako Takeshita offers an innovative perspective on the multiple uses, interpretations, and meanings of this contraceptive technology in the Global North and South over the last five decades. -- Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; author of On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970 This is an excellent book that convincingly shows the local and global power dynamics involved in the co-construction of users and contraceptive technologies. Giving the IUD its dynamic history is a major contribution tofeminist theory and science and technology studies. -- Nelly Oudshoorn, Professor of Technology Dynamics and Healthcare at the University of Twente and author of The Male Pill: A Biography of Technology in the Making

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Chikako Takeshita is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Riverside.


The book's six chapters provide a thorough, well-documented study of the IUD as it involves a complicated relationship among women, health care providers, and bio/socio/political systems. -Choice
...[A] fascinating and understandable history of a device that has harnessed women and that women have harnessed to control fertility, in ways that vary across time, space, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, even as it shaped scientific and political discourse. -American Scientist

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