Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics Volume 4


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University of California Press
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8.0 X 5.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Krystale E. Littlejohn is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. Her work has been published in Demography, Gender & Society, and Journal of Health and Social Behavior, among other outlets.


"'Contraceptive failures, ' Littlejohn shows, occur for reasons of health, misinformation and finances, yes, but equally because of gendered motives and interactions that aren't discussed in classrooms or bedrooms."-- "Times Literary Supplement"
"Krystale E. Littlejohn shows how birth control hasn't been as empowering as society first hailed it to be, especially for marginalized populations. . . . A powerful read."-- "Mashable"
"This is a well-researched and much-needed historical and contemporary exploration of the unjust (cis)gendered aspects of birth control, pregnancy and reproductive autonomy."-- "Ms. Magazine"
"Far from being emancipatory, liberating technologies, this book shows how contraception can be stressful, painful, a bone of contention between sexual partners, and a burden. . . . An important account of the challenges women face in using contraception, the need to pay attention to the specific contexts in which people try to avoid pregnancy and disease, and the problems of gendering birth control."-- "Gender, Place and Culture"
"Littlejohn provides much food for thought in this short but interesting book on the unintended consequences of the expansion of birth control technology. . . . Engaging and deliberately controversial, this book should prove useful for stimulating debate."-- "CHOICE"