“Forced sterilisation”: clarifying and challenging intuitions and models

Parker, Malcolm (2013) “Forced sterilisation”: clarifying and challenging intuitions and models. Journal of Law and Medicine, 20 3: 512-527.

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Author Parker, Malcolm
Title “Forced sterilisation”: clarifying and challenging intuitions and models
Journal name Journal of Law and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-159X
Publication date 2013-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 512
End page 527
Total pages 16
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract In the context of the current Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry entitled "The Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of People with Disabilities in Australia" this column considers the history of judicial decisions and associated reports and articles concerning the issues raised by sterilisation and menstrual management for intellectually disabled women and girls in Australia. It is by no means an exhaustive coverage, but it critically analyses a number of concepts and arguments, including terminological questions, models of disability, conceptualisations of human and reproductive rights, definitions of last resort treatment, usage of the therapeutic/non-therapeutic distinction, ideas about eugenics, and the contested notion of best interests, among others. It is intended as a critical, conceptual contribution to the current debates concerning "forced sterilisation".
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Created: Wed, 26 Jun 2013, 10:51:13 EST by Dr Malcolm Parker on behalf of School of Medicine