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Birth control and controlling birth : women-centered perspectives

Author: Helen B Holmes; Betty B Hoskins; Michael Gross
Publisher: Clifton, N.J. : Humana Press, ©1980.
Series: Contemporary issues in biomedicine, ethics, and society.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congress
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Birth control and controlling birth.
Clifton, N.J. : Humana Press, ©1980
(DLC) 80082173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen B Holmes; Betty B Hoskins; Michael Gross
OCLC Number: 1204337128
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 338 pages : illustrations).
Contents: Preface / Helen B. Holmes, Betty B. Hoskins, Michael Gross --
Reproductive technologies : the birth of a women-centered analysis / Helen B. Holmes --
Ethics of contraceptive development and deployment --
Introduction / Michael Gross --
Historical styles of contraceptive advocacy / Joyce Avrech Berkman --
Ethical problems in government-funded contraceptive research / Belita Cowan --
Value conflicts in biomedical research into future contraceptives / Carol Korenbrot --
Status of contraceptive technology development / Linda E. Atkinson and Jacki Ans --
Women-controlled research / Laura Punnett --
Women-controlled birth control : a feminist analysis of natural birth control / Women's Community Health Center --
Response / Rosa Cuéllar, Kristin Luker, Judy Norsigian --
Contraceptives discussion, moderated by Margaret A. Kohn and Michael Gross --
Depo-provera and sterilization abuse --
Depo-provera and sterilization abuse overview / Marie M. Cassidy --
Depo-provera : some ethical questions about a controversial contraceptive / Carol Levine --
The depo-provera weapon / Gena Corea --
Response / Helen Barnes --
Sterilization abuse and Hispanic women / Sandra Serrano Sewell --
Concluding remarks / Helen Rodriguez --
Depo-provera and sterilization abuse discussion moderated by Renée Rosiland Jenkins --
Childbirth overview / Norma Swenson --
Sec. 1. Childbirth technologies --
Man-midwifery and the rise of technology : the problem and proposals for resolution / Dorothy C. Wertz --
The electronic fetal monitor in perinatology / Henry Klapholz --
Drugs, birth, and ethics / Yvonne Brackbill --
Benefits and risks of electronic fetal monitoring / David Banta --
Response / Hilary Salk --
Ethical issues in childbirth technology / Sheryl Burt Ruzek --
Childbirth technologies discussion moderated by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels --
Sec. 2. Social control of childbirth --
Introduction / Barbara Hilkert Andolsen --
A report on birth in three cultures / Susan Cope Ekstrom --
Community alternatives to high technology birth / Ina May Gaskin --
Contrasts in the birthing place : hospital and birth center / Byllye Y. Avery and Judith M. Levy --
Ethical issues relating to childbirth as experienced by the birthing woman and midwife / Judith Dickson Luce --
Midwives in many settings / Helen Swallow --
A Native American response / Katsi Cook --
An obstetrician's perspective / Mary Jane Gray --
Response / Norma Swenson --
Policymaking and projections --
Policymaking and projections overview / Helen B. Holmes --
Forces impacting on the policymaker / Joyce Lashof --
Response / Ilene Wolcott --
C/SEC: a special-interest interpersonal group brings about change / Beth Shearer --
The ethicist in policymaking / Karen Lebacqz.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in biomedicine, ethics, and society.
Responsibility: edited by Helen B. Holmes, Betty B. Hoskins, and Michael Gross.


Women have been the objects of scientific and ethical discussions about reproductive freedom and its control for over a century. In this book women themselves raise critical questions about the  Read more...


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