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Feminist Bioethics


Dodds, SM, Feminist Bioethics, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Hugh LaFollette (ed), UK, pp. 1918-1925. ISBN 978-1-4051-8641-4 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/9781444367072


Feminist bioethics is an area of applied philosophy that explores ethical issues arising from healthcare, medical technology, or health policy from a feminist perspective. It is a subfield of both bioethics (see Bioethics) and feminist ethics (see Feminist Ethics), and extends into sociology, law and history, and philosophy of science and medicine. Feminist bioethics was originally identified with works relating to the ethics of abortion (see Abortion) and ethical issues surrounding reproduction technology (see Birth Control; Embryo Research; Reproductive Technology; Surrogacy). The scope of feminist bioethics has extended into bioethics and health policy more generally because of its feminist concern to challenge oppression, subordination, and disadvantage as they relate to healthcare, health policy, and biotechnology (see Biotechnology; Discrimination; Healthcare Resources, Distribution of; Sexual Equality).

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:feminist philosophy; practical (applied) ethics; abortion; autonomy; bioethics; disability; feminism; gender; research; women
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Bioethics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Social ethics
UTAS Author:Dodds, SM (Professor Susan Dodds)
ID Code:86512
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Arts, Law and Education
Deposited On:2013-09-19
Last Modified:2014-06-13

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