Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 11/12, December 2004 ( 2004) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-004-0725-y Book Review The Male Pill: A Biography of a Technology in the periods of testing, and men are more difﬁcult to en- Making. Nelly Oudshoorn, Durham, North list. As family planning clinics came to include more Carolina, Duke University Press; 2003. 308 pp. men as patients, new approaches to masculinity, male sexuality, and contraception emerged and began to Male contraception has been a topic of discus- be more widely accepted. This shift required signif- sion for many years, but it has received little attention icant changes in the family planning infrastructure, in scientiﬁc research until the late twentieth century. including the organization of special clinics (or por- To date, no male equivalent of the “birth control pill” tions thereof) for men and enrolling new profession- has been brought to market, although efforts to de- als who are able to work comfortably with this new velop such a pill have been ongoing for about four category of patients. These changes, however, have decades. The male pill: A biography of a technology positive effects on the interest of potential male re- in the making by Nelly Oudshoorn, a professor
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