1st Edition

Women, Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Edited By Susan Sherwin, Barbara Parish Copyright 2017

    This title was first published in 2002: A collection of articles focused on women within a general study of medicine, ethics and the law. Topics covered include: areas where the institutions of medicine, ethics and the law intersect in women's reproductive and sexual lives; the impact of legal policies and dominant ethical beliefs on many aspects of women's health; and the health practices and policies of bioethics and health law. The editors recognise that it is important not to lose sight of social differences other than gender, such as race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, religion, level of physical and mental ability, and family relationships. In their approach they seek to consider the lives and experiences of women as primary. Hence, they focus on the question of how women's encounters with the health-care system are structured by gender and other socially significant dimensions of their lives (rather than the question of how women differ from the male "norm").

    Acknowledgements -- Series Preface -- Introduction -- 1 Christine E. Gudorf (1996), ‘Gender and Culture in the Globalization of Bioethics’, Saint Louis University Public Law Review, 15, pp. 331-51. -- 2 Bonnie Kettel (1996), ‘Women, Health and the Environment’, Social Science & Medicine, 42, pp. 1367-79. -- 3 Rebecca J. Cook (1993), ‘International Human Rights and Women’s Reproductive Health’, Studies in Family Planning, 24, pp. 73-86. -- 4 George F. Brown and Ellen H. Moskowitz (1997), ‘Moral and Policy Issues in Long-Acting Contraception’, Annual Review of Public Health, 18, pp. 379-400. -- 5 Catriona Mackenzie (1992), ‘Abortion and Embodiment\ Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 70, pp. 136-55. -- 6 Abby Lippman (1991), ‘Prenatal Genetic Testing and Screening: Constructing Needs and Reinforcing Inequities’, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 17, pp. 15-50. -- 7 Robert H. Blank (1993), ‘Maternal-Fetal Relationship: The Courts and Social Policy’, The Journal of Legal Medicine, 14, pp. 73-92. -- 8 Linda LeMoncheck (1996), ‘Philosophy, Gender Politics, and In Vitro Fertilization: A Feminist Ethic of Reproductive Healthcare’, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 7, pp. 160-76. -- 9 Elizabeth S. Anderson (1990), ‘Is Women’s Labor a Commodity?’, Philosophy & Public Affairs, 19, pp. 71-92. -- 10 Judith Mosoff (1995), ‘Motherhood, Madness, and Law’, University of Toronto Law Journal, 45, pp. 107-42. -- 11 Alice Domurat Dreger (1998), ‘ “Ambiguous Sex” - or Ambivalent Medicine? Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Intersexuality’, Hastings Center Report, 28, pp. 24-35. -- 12 Karen L. Baird (1999), ‘The New NIH and FDA Medical Research Policies: Targeting Gender, Promoting Justice’, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 24, pp. 531-65. -- 13 Kirsti Malterud (1999), ‘The (Gendered) Construction of Diagnosis Interpretation of Medical Signs in Women Patients’, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 20, pp. 275-86. -- 14 Lisa S. Parker (1995), ‘Breast Cancer Genetic Screening and Critical Bioethics’ Gaze’, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 20, pp. 313-37. -- 15 Marilys N. Guillemin (1999), ‘Managing Menopause: A Critical Feminist Engagement’, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 27, pp. 273-78. -- 16 Kathleen Marie Dixon (1994), ‘Oppressive Limits: Callahan’s Foundation Myth’, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 19, pp. 613-37. -- 17 Kathryn Pauly Morgan (1991), ‘Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women’s Bodies’, Hypatia, 6, pp. 25-53. -- 18 Susan Wendell (1989), ‘Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability’, Hypatia, 4, pp. 104-24. -- 19 Nancy S. Jecker (1993), ‘Privacy Beliefs and the Violent Family: Extending the Ethical Argument for Physician Intervention’, JAMA, 269, pp. 776-80. -- 20 Sally Zierler and Nancy Krieger (1997), ‘Reframing Women’s Risk: Social Inequalities and HIV Infection’, Annual Review of Public Health, 18, pp. 401-36. -- Name Index.


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