Making sense of the abortion pill: a sociotechnical analysis of RU486 in Canada

  title={Making sense of the abortion pill: a sociotechnical analysis of RU486 in Canada},
  author={Patricia Campbell},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  pages={121 - 135}
ABSTRACT In January 2017, the ‘abortion pill’ was finally used legally in Canada. This paper provides a sociotechnical analysis of the controversy surrounding RU486 in Canada, focusing on its entry into public discourse, 1990–1995. The case study draws primarily on statements made about the pill, both in Canadian media and in various actors’ print communications. Using approaches from science and technology studies, the analysis identifies the multiple human and nonhuman actors, their… 
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