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Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth


Courtney G. Joslin


University of California, Davis - School of Law

February 24, 2010

THE CHILD: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC COMPANION, University of Chicago Press, 2009
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 205

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This piece, a short entry in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, examines the legal regulation of pregnant women. In particular, the article discusses whether and under what circumstances the state can force pregnant women to undergo unwanted medical treatments or physically restrain or punish pregnant women for engaging in otherwise legal conduct when the state believes that these interventions are necessary to protect the fetus from potential harms.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: pregnancy, women's rights, sexuality, family, bodily integrity, procreation, abortion, sex, coercion, women, Due Process, privacy

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Date posted: February 26, 2010 ; Last revised: March 24, 2010

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Joslin, Courtney G., Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth (February 24, 2010). THE CHILD: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC COMPANION, University of Chicago Press, 2009 ; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 205. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1558517

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University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )
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Davis, CA 95616
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