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Governed through Choice – "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction" - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Jennifer M. Denbow


Women in the contemporary United States are facing heightened surveillance of their reproductive health and decisions in areas ranging from abortion law to sterilization regulation. While many of these policies seem to undermine women’s decision-making authority, experts and state actors often defend them in terms of promoting women’s autonomy. In Governed through Choice, Jennifer Denbow exposes the way that the notion of autonomy allows for these apparent contradictions and explores how it plays out in recent reproductive law. Denbow also shows how developments in reproductive technology, whi ... More

Keywords: reproduction, autonomy, technology, abortion, sterilization, reproductive politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479828838
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer M. Denbow, author
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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