Women Studies 14 - Nancy Shaba WS 3010- Fish 22 Nov. 2011...

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Nancy Shaba WS 3010- Fish 22 Nov. 2011 Reproductive Rights and Birth Control Male partners, governments, corporations, and religious organizations are a major influence on women’s reproductive lives. Governments concerned with population control, and corporations concerned with profit, sometimes endanger women’s health and restrict women’s options. Powerful religious groups may also influence reproductive choice because some favor traditional gender roles for women and see women primarily as mothers and reproducers. Also, many men control sexual decision making, including the use of contraception, which influences women’s reproductive lives. Reproductive choice is frequently limited by governments. Governments affect options by regulating contraceptives as pharmaceuticals and through government family planning programs with limited services and options that create racial and class disparities in reproductive health. Pronatalist policies seek to increase birth rates and do this by reducing or banning
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course WS 3010 taught by Professor Fish during the Fall '11 term at Wayne State University.

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Women Studies 14 - Nancy Shaba WS 3010- Fish 22 Nov. 2011...

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