Special Medical History Lecture

The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
presented by Heather Munro Prescott Ph.D. (Central Connecticut State University)


Thursday January 19th, 2012
6:00 pm. Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library

Heather Munro PrescottThe Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Heather Munro Prescott is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. Her research interests include U.S. women’s history, history of childhood, and most recently, disability history. She is the author of Student Bodies: The Impact of Student Health on American Society and Medicine and the award-winning A Doctor of Their Own: The History of Adolescent Medicine.


RSVP requested by Monday January 16th
Call 216-368-3648 or E-mail (RSVP in subject line) jennifer.nieves@case.edu