Governed through choice : autonomy, technology, and the politics of reproduction / Jennifer M. Denbow.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479808977; 1479808970.Subject(s): Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Human reproduction -- Law and legislation -- United States | Reproductive rights -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Governed through choice.DDC classification: 342.7308/5 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : the possibility of reproductive autonomy -- Autonomy: the self and society -- Abortion and the juridical : reproductive autonomy and protection from injury -- Informed consent laws : ultrasound, surveillance, and postfeminist reproductive rights -- Sterilization : self-governance and the possibility of transformation -- Autonomy, technology, and the politics of reproduction.
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At the center of the "war on women" lies the fact that women in the contemporary United States are facing more widespread and increased surveillance of their reproductive health and decisions. In recent years states have passed a record number of laws restricting abortion. Physicians continue to sterilize some women against their will, especially those in prison, while other women who choose to forego reproduction cannot find physicians to sterilize them. While these actions seem to undermine women's decision-making authority, experts and state actors often defend them in terms of promoting wo.