Birth Control and Controlling Birth: Women-Centered Perspectives / Edition 1

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Reproductive Technologies: The Birth of a Women-Centered Analysis.- Ethics of Contraceptive Development and Deployment.- Historical Styles of Contraceptive Advocacy.- Ethical Problems in Government-Funded Contraceptive Research.- Value Conflicts in Biomedical Research into Future Contraceptives.- Status of Contraceptive Technology Development.- Women-Controlled Research.- Woman-Controlled Birth Control: A Feminist Analysis of Natural Birth Control.- Response.- Response.- Response.- Contraceptives Discussion.- Depo-Provera and Sterilization Abuse.- Depo-Provera and Sterilization Abuse Overview.- Depo-Provera: Some Ethical Questions about a Controversial Contraceptive.- The Depo-Provera Weapon.- Response.- Sterilization Abuse and Hispanic Women.- Concluding Remarks.- Depo-Provera and Sterilization Abuse Discussion.- Childbirth.- Childbirth Overview.- Section 1: Childbirth Technologies.- Man-Midwifery and the Rise of Technology: The Problem and Proposals for Resolution.- The Electronic Fetal Monitor in Perinatology.- Drugs, Birth, and Ethics.- Benefits and Risks of Electronic Fetal Monitoring.- Response.- Ethical Issues in Childbirth Technology.- Childbirth Technologies Discussion.- Section 2: Social Control of Childbirth.- A Report on Birth in Three Cultures.- Community Alternatives to High Technology Birth.- Contrasts in the Birthing Place: Hospital and Birth Center.- Ethical Issues Relating to Childbirth as Experienced by the Birthing Woman and Midwife.- Midwives in Many Settings.- A Native American Response.- An Obstetrician’s Perspective.- Response.- Policymaking and Projections.- Policymaking and Projections Overview.- Forces Impacting on the Policymaker.- Response.- C/SEC: A Special-Interest Interpersonal Group Brings about Change.- The Ethicist in Policymaking.- Appendix: Action Possibilities, Margaret A. Kohn.- Notes and References.- Biographies.

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