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Immunology, Feminism and Anti-Fertility Vaccines

Anti-Fertility Vaccines Vineeta Bal Asking for a ban on all further research on anti-fertility vaccines is neither necessary nor rational. OF late there has been a lot of discussion in various form about the utility and potential for misuse of anti-fertility vaccines. Like many other debatable issues related to contraception' the immunological approach for the control of fertility has generated a lot of discussion and controversy. People involved in policy-making and feminist activists are the two main groups arguing over the acceptability or otherwise of anti-fertility vaccines as potential candidates for mass-scale use of population control. Judith Richter, a pharmacist and social scientist, has addressed this controversial issue in her monograph Vaccination against Pregnancy: Miracle or Menace?[1]. The monograph attempts to discuss the social and immunological issues involved in immunological contraceptives. Richter has been actively involved in investigating various contraceptive devices, mainly Norplant and more recently, immunological contraceptives, from a consumer's perspective.

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