Under what conditions is it ethical to offer incentives to encourage drug-using women to use long-acting forms of contraception?

Lucke, Jayne C. and Hall, Wayne D. (2012) Under what conditions is it ethical to offer incentives to encourage drug-using women to use long-acting forms of contraception?. Addiction, 107 6: 1036-1041. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03699.x


Author Lucke, Jayne C.
Hall, Wayne D.
Title Under what conditions is it ethical to offer incentives to encourage drug-using women to use long-acting forms of contraception?
Journal name Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-2140
1360-0443
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03699.x
Volume 107
Issue 6
Start page 1036
End page 1041
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aims To stimulate debate by examining ethical issues raised by Project Prevention, a US-based organization that offers $US300 to addicted individuals who agree to either undergo surgical sterilization or use long-acting forms of contraception.

Method
An analysis of key ethical questions raised by Project Prevention.

Results
The important issues for debate are: (i) what are the reproductive rights of drug-using women; (ii) does a substantial cash incentive undermine the ability of addicted women to make free and informed decisions about long-term contraception; and (iii) how can we best assist addicted women to access good reproductive health care and obtain treatment for their addiction?

Conclusions We need more research on ways in which small non-cash incentives for reversible methods of contraception could be used in a morally acceptable and effective way to promote the sexual, reproductive and general health of addicted women.
Keyword Coercion
Contraception
Drug treatment
Informed consent
Reproductive health
Reproductive rights
Substance abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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