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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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 Research Issues

 Research Issues

(p.214) 13 Research Issues
Bioethics and Women

Mary Briody Mahowald

Oxford University Press

Cases illustrating the exclusion of women in biomedical research, experimental treatment and maternal fetal surgery, human reproductive cloning, and embryonic stem cell research are presented. For each topic, empirical and theoretical factors are discussed from an “egalitarian perspective” that imputes privileged status to the standpoint of those who are “nondominant”. Implications of different positions about moral status of embryos and fetuses, and about people born with disabilities are also considered.

Keywords:   biomedical research, experimental treatment, women as research subjects, pregnant women, reproductive cloning, embryonic stem cells, disabilities, maternal-fetal surgery, egalitarian perspective, dominant standpoint

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