On the Pill by Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970

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"Describing the development, spread, and shifting role of HRT in America from the early twentieth century to the present, Watkins explores how the interplay between science and society shaped the dissemination and reception of HRT and how the medicalization - and subsequent efforts toward the demedicalization - of menopause and aging affected the role of estrogen as a medical therapy.
 

About Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

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Elizabeth Siegel Watkins is an associate professor in the History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
 
Published August 21, 2001 by Johns Hopkins University Press. 214 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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