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By Emily Jackson

ISBN-10: 1841130540

ISBN-13: 9781841130545

ISBN-10: 1847311458

ISBN-13: 9781847311450

This new ebook presents a transparent and obtainable research of many of the ways that human replica is regulated. A accomplished exposition of the legislation when it comes to contraception, abortion, being pregnant, childbirth, surrogacy and assisted perception is followed by means of an exploration of a few of the complicated moral dilemmas that emerge while essentially the most intimate parts of human lifestyles is subjected to regulatory regulate. through the ebook, significant issues recur. First, specific emphasis is put upon the precise problems that come up in regulating new technological intervention in all features of the reproductive technique. moment, the concept that of reproductive autonomy is either interrogated and defended. This publication deals a readable and fascinating account of the complicated relationships among legislation, expertise and copy. it will likely be important for teachers and scholars taking clinical legislation or ethics classes. it may even be of curiosity to someone with a extra normal curiosity in women's our bodies and the legislations, or with the profound regulatory outcomes of recent applied sciences.

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6 Riddle, 1997, pp. 123–5. 7 Heinsohn and Steiger, 1982. 8 Quoted in Riddle, 1997, p. 124. 11 Given that it has become the received wisdom that there is a causal link between demography and development, it is probably unsurprising that there has been considerable public interest in what is also one of the most intimate of choices. 13 Instead, a variety of often unarticulated fears tend to crystallise around the perception that the fertility of a particular population or social group is out of control.

Although a monthly injectable (dihydrroxyprogesterone acetoplenide) was withdrawn from use in Europe in the 1960s because of safety fears, it was marketed in Brazil in the 1980s (Hardy, 1996, p. 212). And in 1998 Quinacrine was still being used for female sterilisation in 19 countries despite World Health Authority advice against its use (Reproductive Health Matters, 1998, p. 167). 87 Clinical trials of Norplant in Brazil were eventually stopped after pressure from feminist organisations (see further Finkle and McIntosh, 1994, p.

We should, I argue, be alert to the web of constraints that may impoverish many people’s reproductive lives, and think about ways in which we might be able to foster each individual’s capacity to exercise meaningful and enriching reproductive choice. 2 Birth Control 1. INTRODUCTION been practised throughout history: Plato’s laws, for example, referred to the “many devices available . . 8 Thus, attempts to suppress the dissemination of information about birth control techniques through the persecution of witches might constitute an early example of the state seeking to control the fertility of its citizens.

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