Birth Control and Controlling Birth: Women-Centered Perspectives

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 1981 - Philosophy - 338 pages
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Women most fully experience the consequences of human reproductive technologies. Men who convene to evaluate such technologies discuss Itthem ": the women who must accept, avoid, or even resist these technologies; the women who consume technologies they did not devise; the women who are the objects of policies made by of women is neither sought nor listened to. The men. So often the input and perspectives that women bring to the privileged insights consideration of technologies in human reproduction are the subject of these volumes, which constitute the revised and edited record of a Workshop on "Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction Technology: Analysis by W omen" (EIR TAW), held in June, 1979, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some 80 members of the workshop, 90 percent of them women (from 24 states), represented diverse occupations and personal histories, different races and classes, varied political commitments. They included doctors, nurses, and scientists, lay midwives, consumer advocates, historians, and sociologists, lawyers, policy analysts, and ethicists. Each session, however, made plain that ethics is an everyday concern for women in general, as well as an academic profession for some.
 

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Contents

The Birth of
3
Ethics of Contraceptive Development
21
Historical Styles of Contraceptive Advocacy
27
Ethical Problems in GovernmentFunded Contraceptive
37
Value Conflicts in Biomedical Research into Future
47
Status of Contraceptive Technology Development
55
WomenControlled Research Laura Punnett
61
A Feminist Analysis
71
Benefits and Risks of Electronic Fetal Monitoring
183
Response Hilary Salk
193
Childbirth Technologies Discussion moderated
203
Introduction Barbara Hilkert A ndolsen
211
Community Alternatives to High Technology Birth
223
Hospital and Birth Center
231
Ethical Issues Relating to Childbirth as Experienced
239
Midwives in Many Settings Helen Swallow
245

Response Rosa Cuellar
79
Response Judy Norsigian
85
DepoProvera and Sterilization Abuse
97
The DepoProvera Weapon Gena Corea
107
Response Helen Barnes
117
Concluding Remarks Helen Rodriguez
125
Childbirth
143
The Electronic Fetal Monitor in Perinatology
167
Drugs Birth and Ethics Yvonne Brackbill
175
A Native American Response Katsi Cook
251
An Obstetricians Perspective Mary Jane Gray
259
Policymaking and Projections Overview Helen B Holmes
267
Response Ilene Wolcott
275
The Ethicist in Policymaking Karen Lebacqz
283
Action Possibilities Margaret A Kohn
289
Biographies
319
Index
329
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