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Other readings on birth control

Here are a couple of sources that address in more detail some of the birth control issues that were raised in the readings and film:

Laura Briggs, Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico

Anne Fausto-Sterling, Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality has two chapters on the "discovery" of sex hormones that address how prevailing conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity affected scientific research into hormones. Available via Googlebooks at http://books.google.com/books?id=c3lhYfZzIXkC