Legal & ethical issues

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    Hi there

    I was hoping I could get some assistance for an assignment, as to what topics I could use related to legal and ethical issues in childbearing families?

    thanks

    Kylie
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    Domestic violence
    Elective primary c/section
    Routine (meaning non-urgent) labor induction/augmentation

    Those are just a few I can think of. I'm sure other posters will have more.
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    Surrogate pregnancy and selective reduction of high order multiples are the first two to come to my mind.
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    Substance abuse during pregnancy
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    who has custody? What if the Mom is unmarried and underage and the child is ill? What if the parents are unmarried and not living together but there is no official court paper declaring custody? What situations could arise? Believe me, the ED nurses have run into this lots of times.
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    Paternity determination (DNA testing)
    Sterilization (tubal, hysterectomy, vasectomy)
    How old is too old to have a baby?
    Sperm and egg donation
    Birth control
    Adoption/relinquishment
    rape, trauma, domestic violence, intimate partner violence
    gay and lesbian adoption
    single parenthood
    surrogate motherhood
    stillborn
    fetal demise
    postpartum depression and later maternal behavior manifestations
    STIs
    female circumcision
    breast vs. bottle feeding
    health research with pediatric and female subjects
    technology needed to keep extremely premature infants alive
    Tuskeegee Syphilis Study

    I teach an ethical issues in women's health class, and jsut pulled some topics form the syllabus. Hope this helps!
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    Informed consent/choice
    Risk during pregnancy and birth (i.e whose risk, who defines it, who owns it)
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    Routine infant circumcision, male or female, though I think the current preferred term for women is 'female genital cutting,' as it is broader and includes more procedures than just 'circumcision' which would be removal of the clitoral hood.
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    Thank you to everyone who answered it was very helpful to get your help, thank you so much

    All the best to you all


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