Laura Eldridge: Contraceptive Choices for Women

FRI, JUN 25, 2010 (57:43)

Womens health writer and activist Laura Eldridge holds a conversation about her new book, In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women. The efficacy and risks of different birth control options are dramatically different today from what they once were thanks to scientific advances and increased awareness of STDs and other factors. In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances, and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill to Plan B. In Our Control is a definitive guide to modern contraceptive and sexual health. Eldridge presents her meticulous research and unbiased consideration of women’s (and men’s) options and goes on to explore large-scale issues that might factor into women’s birth control choices, urging her readers to consider the environmental impacts of each method and to take part in a dialogue on how international reproductive health issues affect us all.

+ BIO: Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women’s health writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause and the co-editor of Body Politic: Dispatches from the Women’s Health Revolution.

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