© 1980

Birth Control and Controlling Birth

Women-Centered Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Helen B. Holmes
  • Betty B. Hoskins
  • Michael Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Reproductive Technologies: The Birth of a Women-Centered Analysis

  3. Ethics of Contraceptive Development and Deployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Michael Gross
      Pages 23-26
    3. Joyce Avrech Berkman
      Pages 27-36
    4. Linda E. Atkinson, Jacki Ans
      Pages 55-59
    5. Laura Punnett
      Pages 61-69
    6. Rosa Cuéllar
      Pages 79-79
    7. Kristin Luker
      Pages 81-83
    8. Judy Norsigian
      Pages 85-87
    9. Margaret A. Kohn, Michael Gross
      Pages 89-94
  4. Depo-Provera and Sterilization Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Marie M. Cassidy
      Pages 97-99
    3. Gena Corea
      Pages 107-116
    4. Helen Barnes
      Pages 117-119
    5. Sandra Serrano Sewell
      Pages 121-123

About this book


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 bring to the privileged insights consideration of technologies in human reproduction are the subject of these volumes, which constitute the revised and edited record of a Workshop on "Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction Technology: Analysis by W omen" (EIR TAW), held in June, 1979, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Some 80 members of the workshop, 90 percent of them women (from 24 states), represented diverse occupations and personal histories, different races and classes, varied political commitments. They included doctors, nurses, and scientists, lay midwives, consumer advocates, historians, and sociologists, lawyers, policy analysts, and ethicists. Each session, however, made plain that ethics is an everyday concern for women in general, as well as an academic profession for some.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Birth Control and Controlling Birth
  • Book Subtitle Women-Centered Perspectives
  • Authors Helen B. Holmes
    Betty B. Hoskins
    Michael Gross
  • Series Title Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1980
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-022-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-89603-023-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-6005-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
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