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Surviving The Dalkon Shield Iud: Women V. The Pharmaceutical Industry Karen M. Hicks

Surviving The Dalkon Shield Iud: Women V. The Pharmaceutical Industry

Karen M. Hicks

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ISBN : 9780807762714
Hardcover
197 pages
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This text chronicles the development of a contemporary womens social protest movement which arose in response to Robins legal efforts to minimise its financial accountability to the women injured by its product. The author uses the events of thisMoreThis text chronicles the development of a contemporary womens social protest movement which arose in response to Robins legal efforts to minimise its financial accountability to the women injured by its product. The author uses the events of this medical/corporate scandal to reflect on medical violence against women, the process of empowerment and womens grass-roots political activism. Throughout the book, Hicks is able to draw upon her status as an insider (she is a Dalkon Shield survivor and founder of the Dalkon Shield Information Network) and as a social scientist to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the DSIN. The book features personal accounts of Dalkon Shield survivors, which underscore the authors conclusions regarding the need to regulate the pharmaceutical industry. Hicks analysis provides a model which should be of benefit to other victims rights/citizen advocacy groups.