Changing Perspectives: Birth Control, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822221
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822229
  • DDC: 363.960835
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Birth control has existed in many forms over the course of history, but in the United States, the term itself was not in popular discourse until 1914. At that time, it was illegal to even distribute information about birth control. In the 1950s, the first oral contraceptive, known simply as "the pill" was developed. It was approved for use in the United States in 1960, and the uphill battle for religious and political approval began. This compilation includes New York Times articles that span a period of more than one hundred years. They provide vital context on birth control to those who want to know how we arrived at the medical, social, and political moment of today. Media literacy terms and questions are included to engage readers and activate critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Early Movement.
1: Would Limit Families.
2: Talks of Birth Control.
3: Birth Control Gets Court Indorsement.
4: Mrs. Sanger Accepts Bail.
5: Doctors Divided on Birth Control.
6: Birth Controllers up Early for Trial.
7: For State Inquiry into Birth Control.
8: Women for Birth Control.
9: Want More Babies in Good Families.
10: First Birth Control Clinic to Open Here.
Eugenics and Birth Control.
11: Birth Control's Hunt for Sponsor.
12: Control of Population..
13: Finds Birth Control Wrecking Home Life.
14: Birth Control Ban Fought by Doctors.
15: Birth Control Peril to Race, Says Osborn.
16: Fight Is Renewed on Birth Control.
17: Birth Control Is Accepted by American Medical Body.
18: Freer Data Urged on Birth Control.
War and Change.
19: Birth Spacing Seen as Post-War Need.
20: New Anti-Fertility Compound.
21: Birth Control Issue Again Stirs Debate.
22: Progress on Birth Control Pill.
23: Mother Sees Gain in Sterilization.
24: Birth Control Taboos Are Easing.
25: A New Birth Pill Cuts Side Effects.
26: The Pill: Revolution in Birth Control.
A New Era for Birth Control.
27: Birth Pills Termed Still Experimental.
28: Panic and Pregnancies Linked to Senate Inquiry on Birth Pill.
29: Poll Finds Shift in Views on Pill.
30: To Them, Two Children Are Fine, But Three Crowd the World.
31: The Fear That Birth Control May Mean ‘Genocide’.
32: Obituary: Motherhood.
33: Pill Use Rivaled by Sterilization, Survey Indicates.
34: Planned Parenthood's New Head Takes a Fighting Stand.
New Technologies.
35: Injected Contraceptive: Hazard or Boon?.
36: Courts Block Federal Rule on Contraceptives.
37: Why a Lag in Male-Oriented Birth Control?.
38: The Perfect Contraceptive: When?.
39: Contraceptives' Presence in Schools Creates a Dispute among Educators.
40: Cash-for-Sterilization Plan Draws Addicts and Critics.
41: Beyond Birth Control: The Pill Tackles New Duties.
42: After Long Hiatus, New Contraceptives Emerge.
43: Quest for Male ‘Pill’ Is Gaining Momentum.
44: Catholic Group Is Told to Pay for Birth Control.
45: Morning-After-Pill Ruling Defies Norm.
46: Moralists at the Pharmacy.
Acceptance and Renewed Attacks.
47: Promises the Pill Could Never Keep.
48: What Every Girl Should Know.
49: Poverty and the Pill.
50: Let the Pill Go Free.
51: Morning-After Pill Is Not a Cure-All.
52: Insurers Flout Rule Covering Birth Control, Studies Find.
53: After Health Care Act, Sharp Drop in Spending on Birth Control.
54: Courts Support Obama's Contraceptive Policy, but Challenges Remain.
55: Better Contraception for Young Women.
56: The New Era of Abstinence.
57: Trump Administration to Revise Birth Control Exemptions in Hopes of Saving Them.
58: Trump Proposes a New Way around Birth Control Mandate: Religious Exemptions and Title X.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.