The Making of Global Biomedical Science: Christopher Tietze and the Globalization of Contraceptive Research

by Mathieu Caulier

Jan 1, 2012
I intended to document the work of Christopher Tietze, director of the National Committee on Maternal Health, regarding the growing importance of research ethics and feminist activities which put under scrutiny biomedical research and, especially, contraceptive research. My purpose was to confirm the reputation Tietze had in the broad women's health movement. There is, however, very little evidence that Christopher Tietze was close to being a feminist or was "pro-choice," so to speak. Although, as I started to dig deeper into the National Committee on Maternal Health (NCMH) files, I realized that it would not be that simple. The NCMH files are chronologically organized and mix a variety of different types of documents.
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