WOMENSTD 410 - Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 220, 240, 270 or 400, or AMCULT 240 or NURS 220 or SOC 270.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys legal and ethical issues surrounding decisions about pregnancy and childbirth, with a focus on reproductive injustice. We will look at current issues in the news, U.S. case and statutory law on the rights of women, childbearing issues, maternal-fetal questions, as well as laws and practices restricting access to services. We will consider clinical and research use of embryos, the role of the government in reproductive decision making, individual rights versus societal standards, autonomy versus medical standards and sexual rights issues. We will pay special attention to how the law defines "rights" and the difference between "women's rights" and "reproductive justice." Students will learn to read and analyze legal decisions to better understand how the legal system works to resolve conflicts and navigate social policy issues.

Intended Audience:

Women's Studies majors, Gender and Health major, Gender and Health minor.

WOMENSTD 410 - Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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