Jill Delston

Undergraduate student

Matriculated in 2000 in Annapolis.

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List of Publications

  1. Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care (2019)

Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care (Book)

Year of publication: 2019

Publisher: Lexington Press

Genre: Philosophy, Gender Studies, Bioethics, Law

Description: Doctors routinely deny patients access to hormonal birth control prescription refills, and this issue has broad interest for feminism, biomedical ethics, and applied ethics in general. Medical Sexism argues that such practices violate a variety of legal and moral standards, including medical malpractice, informed consent, and human rights. Jill B. Delston makes the case that medical sexism serves as a major underlying cause of these systemic and persistent violations. Delston also considers other common abuses in the medical field, such as policy on abortion access and treatment in childbirth. Delston argues that sexism is a better explanation for the widespread abuse of patient autonomy in reproductive health and health care generally. Identifying, addressing, and rooting out medical sexism is necessary to successfully protect medical and moral values.

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