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Women's Health


Increased attention is being given in medicine to the ways in which women’s bodies are different and react differently than men’s (e.g., female metabolism of drugs, responses to therapies, and differing indicators for heart disease). Yet despite this recognition, disparities in women’s health continue. Furthermore, women and girls are more vulnerable throughout their lifespan to medical discrimination, commodification, and exploitation. In addition to general issues of women’s health, resources on this topic give attention to the intersection of bioethics and violence against girls and women through practices such as sex selective testing and abortion, trafficking, and female genital mutilation; the burdens of child marriage; and maternal and perinatal risks.


  • Paige Comstock Cunningham, “She’s a Person, Not a Uterus: Fighting Women’s Global Health Disparities with Dignity.”
  • Susan Haack, “Transitions in Women's Healthcare: The Impact of the New Population Paradigm.”
  • Michael Sleasman and Paige Comstock Cunningham, “Bioethics, the Global Church, and Family Planning.”
  • Paige Comstock Cunningham, “’Womb Transplant Babies’: A Preliminary Exploration of Recent Biomedical Advances.”
  • Rebecca Oas, “Communities of Faith and the Global Family Planning Movement: Friends or Foes?”
  • Jeffrey and Monique Wubbenhorst, “Should Evangelical Christian Organizations Support International Family Planning?”
  • Michelle Kirtley, “Global Women’s Health, Commodification, and the Abortion Debate.”
  • Webinars on “Fathers’ Vital Contribution to Improving the Health & Safety of Mothers and Newborns” and Evidence-Based Best Practices to Address Maternal Mortality.


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