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Bioethics and WomenAcross the Lifespan$
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Mary Briody Mahowald

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195176170.001.0001

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 Nonreproductive Health Issues

 Nonreproductive Health Issues

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(p.186) 11 Nonreproductive Health Issues
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Bioethics and Women
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Mary Briody Mahowald

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195176170.003.0011

Cases illustrating variables that arise in the health care of women who are HIV positive or have AIDS, women with breast or gynecological cancer, and the use of hormone replacement therapy for treatment of menopausal symptoms are presented. For each topic, empirical and theoretical factors are discussed from an “egalitarian perspective” that imputes privileged status to the standpoint of women as patients.

Keywords:   human immunosufficiency virus, HIV, autoimmune deficiency syndrome, AIDS, breast cancer, gynecological cancer, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, egalitarian perspective, women’s standpoint

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