Index

Abortion pill, research on, 29–30
Abortion politics, pregnancy risk in contra-
ceptive testing and, 81–82
Abrahams, John, 79, 87, 105, 257 n.10
Acceptability of contraception: articulation of,
209–24; assessment of, 214–18; male con-
traceptive research, 91–92, 94–97; mas-
culine identity and, 182–86, 202–4, 262
n.14, 266 n.18; pharmaceutical firm’s stud-
ies, 219–24; studies as cultural tools, 210–
14, 267 n.2
Access to Voluntary and Safe Contraception
(avsc), 118, 131–34, 136, 138–39, 141–42,
249 n.35; Young Men’s Clinic case study,
155–64, 261 n.11
Actor-network theory: alternative sociotechni-
cal networks and, 229–32; cultural change
and, 232–38, 268 n.5; pharmaceutical in-
dustry’s contraceptive research and, 30,
218–24, 251 n.18; sociotechnical networks
and, 11–12, 244 n.14
Adolescent health care, men’s health services
as component of, 165–70
Adolescents, health services for: in Colombia,
154–55, 261 n.10; in family planning
clinics, 117, 123–24, 144, 261 n.4; Young
Men’s Clinic as model for, 155–64
Afzal, Mobeen (Dr.), 146–47
Age criteria, male contraceptive clinical trials,
173–77, 262 n.4
Agency: establishment in contraceptive re-
search of, 62–65; sociotechnical and cul-
tural change and, 226–28
Agency for International Development, 34
Aggressive behavior, hormone use and in-
crease in, 97
Aging, male reproductive function and, 4,
243 n.3
aids research: male contraceptives and, 180–
81; risk reduction in aids therapy and,
257 n.10
Aitken, R. John, 25, 71, 99, 101
Akrich, Madeleine, 12, 98–99, 192, 219, 241
Algemeen Dagblad, 202, 265 n.12
Androgens: cooperative research on, 64–65;
health risks of, 92–93, 96; male contracep-
tive research and role of, 27, 72, 88, 257
n.1; oral administration, 216; pharmaceuti-
cal firms’ research on, 220–22; standard-
ized testing of, 93–94, 254 n.13, 255 n.14
Andrology: clinics for, 260 n.2; evolution of,
6, 244 n.5; marginalization of, 26–27
Antifertility vaccines: gender bias in risk as-
sessment for, 258 n.19; research on, 29,
36–37, 252 n.27; risk reduction strategies
for use of, 257 n.10
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