AIDS, Women and the Next Generation
Towards a Morally Acceptable Public Policy for HIV Testing of Pregnant Women and Newborns
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AIDS, Women and the Next Generation by Ruth R. Faden
Book DescriptionOne of the tragic factors of the AIDS epidemic as it moves into its second decade is the growing number of infected women and children. This is the first scholarly book on AIDS devoted specifically to public policies affecting women and children. It sets in historical perspective a comprehensive analysis of the ethical, legal, clinical, and public health issues raised by a central policy question affecting women and children - whether and under what conditions pregnant women and newborns should be tested for evidence of HIV infection. Problems of public health and community interests, medical uncertainty and benefit, privacy, discrimination, informed consent, reproductive counselling and exploitation are examined in depth. Written by an interdisciplinary group of national experts, this book not only presents a specific program of policy recommendations for the present situation, but examines how these recommendations should change in the future, with advances in testing technologies and therapies. Although the focus is on women and children, the analysis and arguments presented here have far-reaching implications for HIV screening policies in all populations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195065725
(244mm x 166mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 10-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ruth R. Faden
HIV, AIDS and Childbearing, Hardback (June 1996)
The child-bearing decisions of HIV-infected women raise many ethical, social, legal and medical questions. This study examines the problems to be faced and makes recommendations for clinical practice and public policies. Interviews with women facing the dilemma are the central core of the text.
History and Theory of Informed Consent, Hardback (May 1986)» View all books by Ruth R. Faden
This book makes an important contribution to a troubled area where many have had difficulty making principled judgements about the rights of patients and subjects.
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