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Published: 05 October 2006

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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 interaction with patients and practitioners in clinical settings.

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