By Sarah Earle (eds); Carol Komaromy (eds.); Linda Layne (eds.)

The learn of human copy has fascinated about reproductive ‘success’ and at the fight to accomplish this, instead of at the even more universal adventure of ‘failure’, or reproductive loss. Drawing at the newest learn from the united kingdom and Europe, the USA, Australia and Africa, this quantity examines the event of reproductive loss in its widest experience to incorporate termination of being pregnant, miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal and boy or girl demise, in addition to - extra widely - the lack of wanted normative studies resembling that linked to infertility, assisted copy and the medicalisation of 'high chance' being pregnant and delivery.

Exploring the commonalities, in addition to problems with distinction and variety, figuring out Reproductive Loss offers overseas paintings from numerous multi-disciplinary views and should entice sociologists, anthropologists and different social scientists with pursuits in medication, future health, the physique, demise stories and gender.

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With the advent of Human Rights legislation, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to which many western countries are signatories, and in England and Wales, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, things may be changing. It is also possible that the availability of longacting injectable contraception has made sterilization less attractive, given the legal safeguards surrounding its application. However, as McCarthy points out, ethical, moral and human rights issues have not disappeared just because the technology changes; she argues: ‘when a woman ..

Genetics, Law and Social Policy. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. , Adams, M. and Van Hove, G. 2006. Challenging the monologue about silent sterilization: implications for self-advocacy. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34(3), 167-174. , Jacques, D. P. 2004. Sterilisation of intellectually disabled women. European Psychiatry, 19(7), 428-432. Shaw, A. 2004. Attitudes to genetic diagnosis and to the use of medical technologies in pregnancy: Some British Pakistani Perspectives, in Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing, edited by M.

We offer an international perspective, although one which draws predominantly on evidence from modern western societies, with a special focus on the UK context. In part it is a historical review, since the practice of involuntary sterilization is now subject to strict legal regulation. However, despite developments in Human Rights and Mental Capacity legislation, lack of control over contraceptive and reproductive choices continues to feature in the lives of women with intellectual disabilities.

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