No More Larking Around! Why We Need Male LARCs

Hastings Center Report 41 (5):22-26 (2011)
Abstract
Modern contraceptives—especially long-acting, reversible contraceptives, or LARCs—are typically seen as a boon for humanity and for women, the majority of their users, in particular. But the disparity between the number and types of female and male LARCs is problematic for at least two reasons: first, because it forces women to assume most of the financial and health-related responsibilities of contraception, and second, because men’s reproductive autonomy is diminished by it. In order to understand how to change our current contraceptive arrangement, I want to look at some of the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to this disparity, especially gender norms that associate women with reproduction ..
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