“The Birth Control Divide”

  title={“The Birth Control Divide”},
  author={Ana C. Garner and Angela R. Michel},
  journal={Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs},
  pages={180 - 234}
  • Ana C. Garner, Angela R. Michel
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs
  • For more than 140 years, religious, medical, legislative, and legal institutions have contested the issue of contraception. In this conversation, predominantly male voices have attached reproductive rights to tangential moral and political matters, revealing an ongoing, systematic attempt to regulate human bodies, especially those of women. This analysis of 1873-2013 press coverage of contraception in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune shows a division between… CONTINUE READING


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