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Title Sex and consequences: world population growth vs. reproductive rights?
Subject Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects; Population policy; Contraception
Description The 54th Annual Frederick Reynolds Lecture
Creator Battin, M. Pabst
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1994-05-25
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,830
Source HQ766.2 B38 1994
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Sex and consequences," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-08-04
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Description helping themâ€"especially the teenagersâ€"protect themselves from pregnancy if they don't want it yet. I vaccinate them against typhoid and diptheria and polio, and I immunize them against pregnancyâ€"until they want itâ€"too." These ways in which it might come to be the case that "everybody does it" clearly differ in the degree of pressure applied to the user. Some involve persuasion; some involve manipulation or pressure, and some might involve outright coercion. It is these fears that are central to the feminist critique of "controlista" population-limitation programs, and the prospect of eurocentric, racist interference both in other cultures and in minority groups within the United States. After all, it is a frequent observation of population-control enthusiasts that, at current rates of growth, some 80% of the world's population in 2050 will be in the developing nations, and that minority growth rates in the U.S.â€"especially among Hispanics and African-Americansâ€"are higher than those of whites; these projections fuel concerns about the forcible imposition of biased, targeted anti-minority popuktion-control programs both at home and abroad. There have indeed been aggressive population-control programs, usually involving involuntary sterilization or sterilization with inadequate consent, disproportionately imposed on minority women in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in the past,^ and we cannot ignore such abuses and the fears they fuel in considering the "solution" examined here. Thus we want to ask again: just exactly how would it come to be the case that everybody used automatic, background contraception? But it is at this very point in assessing the prospect of universal automatic contraceptive use that we make, I think, a substantial conceptual error. For we focus, I think, on the wrong issue. Assuming, as we have been, that we are speaking of future technologies which are safe, effective, and have no substantial side effects, what is central is not so much how it comes to be the case that they are in universal use, but what would be the conditions under which such use would operate when it is universal. ...20-.-
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Source Original Manuscript: Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by Margaret P. Battin.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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