HIV, AIDS and Childbearing
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HIV, AIDS and Childbearing : Public Policy, Private Lives

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The childbearing decisions of HIV-infected women raise troubling ethical, social, legal and medical questions. Is there a moral right to have chldren? What are the limits of persuasion? The book includes original work by doctors, lawyers, ethicists, and public health professionals, as well as the experiences of HIV-infected women and health care providers which puts the issues in context. Having laid out the problems comprehensively, the book makes recommendations for clinical practice and public policyshow more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 165.1 x 242.8 x 33mm | 980.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195099583
  • 9780195099584

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Whether, with whom, and when to have children are among the most precious of our private decisions. Increasingly, however, the interests of others in these decisions raise difficult questions about the role of government and health professionals in influencing reproductive choice. Nowhere is this tension felt more keenly than in the context of HIV and AIDS. This book takes on the tough issues related to HIV and childbearing: Is there a moral right to have children? What are the limits of persuasion? Are there constitutional constraints on interference with reproduction? What are the precedents with restricting the childbearing behavior of women who use drugs? The book includes original work by doctors, lawyers, ethicists, and public health professionals. Also included are the experiences of HIV-infected women and their health care providers. It concludes with recommendations for clinical practice and public policy. Public policy makers, health care providers, practitioners in bioethics, pediatrics, health law, and obstetrics/gynecology will find this book invaluable when dealing with issues related to HIV and childbearing.show more

About Ruth R. Faden

Ruth R. Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University. From 1994-1995, she was appointed by President Clinton to chair the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Faden has published extensively in ethics and health policy, research ethics, and health behavior.Nancy E. Kass, Sc.D., is Assistant Professor in the Program in Law, Ethics, and Health of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Kass has conducted research and authored numerous publications in bioethics and health policy, with particular focus on issues related to HIV and genetics. She also testifies and conducts advocacy work with Maryland's AIDS Legislative Committee.show more

Table of contents

Part I: Medical and Public Health Issues ; 1. The Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Women ; 2. The Clinical Course of HIV Infection in Women ; 3. Gynecologic and Obstetrical Issues in HIV-Infected Women ; 4. Health Prospects for Children Born to HIV-Infected Women ; 5. Psychosocial Issues for Children Born to HIV-Infected Women ; 6. Access to and Utilization of Health Services by HIVB-Infected Women ; 7. Drug Use, HIV Status and Reproduction ; Part II: Legal Issues ; 8. Legal Challenges: State Intervention, Reproduction, and HIV-Infected Women ; 9. Reproductive Choice and Reality: An Assessment of Tort Liability for Health-Care Providers and Women with HIV-AIDS ; 10. Perinatal Drug Use: State Interventions and the Implications for HIV-Infected Women ; Part III: Ethical and Social Issues ; 11. Clinical Counseling and the Problem of Autonomy-Negating Influence ; 12. The Moral Right to Have Children ; 13. Reproductive Choices of Adolescent Females with HIV/AIDS ; 14. Moral Multiculturalism, Childbearing, and AIDS ; Part IV:Voices from the Community ; 15. Practices and Opinions of Health Care Providers Serving HIV-Infected Women ; 16. In Women's Wards: The Values and Life Experiences of HIV-Infected Women ; Part V: Conclusion ; 17. HIV Infection and Childbearing: A Proposal for Public Policy and Clinical Practice - The Working Groupshow more