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Published: 26 October 2006

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780195176179

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Bioethics and Women

Across the Life Span

Mary Briody Mahowald

  • Covers issues relevant to women's health throughout their lives, not only those involving reproduction
  • Deals with gender and class differences that impinge on women's health (domestic violence, eating disorders, caregiving burden etc.)
  • Tracks how different positions on moral status have implications for decisions after birth as well as before birth
  • Gender justice and feminist standpoint theory are central to the theoretical approach
  • Written by a philosopher whose views have been informed by over two decades of interactions with patients and practitioners in clinical settings

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