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Ru 486: Misconceptions, Myths, and Morals
A classic text for health activists and feminists interested in the complexities of how drugs are developed, marketed, and sold to women around the world, this book reviews the unusual history of the French abortion pill RU 486. Critical of the positive claims made for RU 486, it argues that its promotion is filled with myths and misconceptions. The authors scrutinize the ...more
(first published May 22nd 2007)
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Very well researched and presented in a way that was easy to understand. Read the updated version on kindle, which is really two books (the one written in 2013 and then the original from the 1990s.) There is some really valuable info here and its all the more damning coming from pro-choice feminists.
Renate Klein was born in Zurich, Switzerland and has degrees from universities of Zurich, London and the University of California (Berkeley). She is known internationally for her work on reproductive technologies and information technologies. She has spoken to parliamentary committees and on TV, radio and print media about ethical issues in reproductive medicines. Her books include the internation ...more
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