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A birth control pill for men?


[i] Survey respondent Leslie Cowan, age 27, 2008

[ii] Nelly Oudshoorn, The Male Pill: A Biography of a Technology in the Making (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003), pp. 29-31.

[iii] No byline, “Birth control” is male contraception the answer?” Good Housekeeping, April 1969, vol. 168, no. 4, pp. 201-203, quote on p. 202.

[iv] Oudshoorn, The Male Pill, pp. 6-10, 46.

[v] George Gallup, “Male Sterilization Approved,” Boston Globe, September 4, 1970, unpaginated clipping, Schlesinger clipping file.

[vi] Elizabeth Canfield, editor, Emko Newsletter, August 1973, p. 2 (Schlesinger clipping file).

[vii] Oudshoorn, The Male Pill, pp. 24, 70-73, 87-88; Tone, Devices and Desires, pp. 253-254.

[viii] Harold Jackson, “Chemical Methods of Male Contraception,” quoted in Oudshoorn, The Male Pill, p. 19.

[ix] Oudshoorn, The Male Pill, p. 21.

[x] Oudshoorn, The Male Pill, pp. 39-40, 72.

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