Well Women: The Gendered Nature of Health Care Provision, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Well Women

The Gendered Nature of Health Care Provision, 1st Edition

By Anne Morris, Susan Nott


182 pages

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This title was first published in 2002.This invaluable collection of essays critically evaluates the treatment received by women as recipients and providers of health care. It looks at how their role and needs are perceived and constructed by the law, by health care organizations, by the health care professions and by commercial organizations operating in the health care sector. In doing so, it constitutes a significant advancement in the current research in this area.


’…will be of relevance to postgraduate students across a range of disciplines…’ Journal of Interprofessional Care 'The essays that make up Well Women are informative and insightful in revealing the stereotypical assumptions that underpin law's engagement with women in the health care setting…As such this work will be a valuable addition to the bookcase of anybody with an interest in law, feminism or health care.' Feminist Legal Studies

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; All in the mind - feminism and health care, Susan M. Nott and Anne Morris; Disabling sex: some legal thinking about sterilization, learning disability and embodiment, Kirsty Keywood; Infertility treatment and the HIV positive women: old moral prejudices disguised as new ethical dilemmas, Kylie Stephen; Psychologizing abortion: women’s ’mental health’ and the regulation of abortion in Britain, Ellie Lee; European assisted conception regulation, the centrality of the embryo, Melanie Latham; The angel in the house: altruism, competance and the pregnant woman, Anne Morris; Care, control or coercion? women in the mental health system in Ireland, England and Wales, Faye Boland and Judith M. Laing; Body beautiful? feminist perspectives on the World Health Organization, Susan M. Nott; Index.

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