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Photograph of aliens and spaceship exhibit at the UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico. Article

December 12th, 2016 by: Jordan Bimm

Notes from the Field: Roswell, New Mexico

Aliens have invaded Roswell. Whether or not you believe a UFO really crashed here in the summer of 1947, what’s readily apparent is that the image of the almond-eyed extraterrestrial is everywhere. Restaurants, motels, liquor stores, gift shops, car dealerships, and loan offices all trade in the icon of the so-called “little green man”. These,…

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Three silhouettes, two of pregnant women and one of a non-pregnant woman. One image shows the pregnancy in a contrasting color showing ambiguity between pregnancy and non-pregnancy. Article

December 11th, 2016 by: Jenna Healey

Bluetooth Babies: Reproductive Technology in the Information Age

Jenna Healey recently received her Ph.D. from the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University, where she is now a Lecturer. Her current book project explores the history of the “biological clock” in late twentieth-century America and the use of medical technologies to control and extend the reproductive lifespan. In 2017,…

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Women's health image includes a caduceus centered on the international symbol for female. Article

December 7th, 2016 by: Heather Prescott

“This is Not a Dalkon Shield”: The Renaissance of the Intrauterine Device in the United States

Heather Munro Prescott, PhD, is Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University.   She is the author of The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States In March of 2015, a group of Colorado lawmakers began wearing earrings shaped like intrauterine devices (IUDs) to demonstrate their endorsement of a bipartisan but…

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