トンプキンス, レベッカ   TOMPKINS, Rebecca
  トンプキンス, レベッカ
   所属   専修大学  国際コミュニケーション学部
   職種   講師
言語種別 日本語
発行・発表の年月 2012/11
形態種別 未選択
標題 Public Opinion and Bureaucratic Stonewalling: The Legalization of the Birth Control Pill in Japan
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 The Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies Vol. 3 pp. 45-56
巻・号・頁 3,45-56頁
概要 Until 1999, Japan was the only developed nation in the world not to have legalized oral contraceptives, but after the legalization of Viagra in January 1999 unleashed a firestorm of public criticism, the oral contraceptive pill was hastily approved and on the market in Japan by September 1999. This paper argues that, as a result of the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s sensitivity to public criticism following the hemophiliac HIV scandal of the 1990s, it was the public outcry over the double standard evident in the acceptance of Viagra that ultimately allowed for the legalization of the pill. In order to appease its critics and avoid further scandal, therefore, the MHW quickly retracted its previous objections to the pill, and legalized oral contraceptives a mere six months after the introduction of Viagra.