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").

chapter 1|21 pages

Gender and Culture in the Globalization of Bioethics

ByChristine E. Gudorf

chapter 2|13 pages

Women, Health and the Environment *

ByBonnie Kettel

chapter 3|14 pages

International Human Rights and Women’s Reproductive Health

ByRebecca J. Cook

chapter 4|22 pages

Moral and Policy Issues in Long-Acting Contraception

ByGeorge F. Brown, Ellen H. Moskowitz

chapter 5|20 pages

Abortion and Embodiment 1

ByCatriona Mackenzie

chapter 7|20 pages

Maternal-Fetal Relationship

The Courts and Social Policy
ByRobert H. Blank

chapter 9|22 pages

Is Women’s Labor a Commodity?

ByElizabeth S. Anderson

chapter 10|36 pages

Motherhood, Madness, and Law†

ByJudith Mosoff

chapter 11|12 pages

“Ambiguous Sex”— or Ambivalent Medicine?

Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Intersexuality
ByAlice Domurat Dreger

chapter 14|25 pages

Breast Cancer Genetic Screening and Critical Bioethics’ Gaze 1

ByLisa S. Parker

chapter 15|6 pages

Managing menopause: a critical feminist engagement

ByMarilys N. Guillemin

chapter 16|25 pages

Kathleen Marie Dixon Oppressive Limits: Callahan’s Foundation Myth

ByKathleen Marie Dixon

chapter 17|29 pages

Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women’s Bodies

ByKathryn Pauly Morgan

chapter 18|21 pages

Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability

BySusan Wendell

chapter 19|5 pages

Privacy Beliefs and the Violent Family

Extending the Ethical Argument for Physician Intervention
ByNancy S. Jecker

chapter 20|36 pages

Reframing Women’s Risk:

Social Inequalities and HIV Infection
BySally Zierler, Nancy Krieger