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Bioethics & Society alumni series – featuring Gemma McKenzie, ESCR funded PhD candidate at King’s

Gemma McKenzie (Bioethics & Society, class of 2017) is an ESRC funded PhD candidate at King’s (Department of Nursing) exploring women’s narratives of freebirthing in the UK. “I first had the idea for my PhD subject when I was working … Continue reading

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New John Hopkins University Press book by Ilana Löwy, visiting Professor at GHSM: “Imperfect Pregnancies”

In the 1960s, thanks to the development of prenatal diagnosis, medicine found a new object of study: the living fetus. At first, prenatal testing was proposed only to women at a high risk of giving birth to an impaired child. … Continue reading

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1-day conference ‘Policing Pregnancy: Who Should Be A Mother?’ May 18th, 2017 Canterbury Christ Church University

This one-day event, to be held at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) on Thursday 18 May 2017, is a collaboration by British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS), Birthrights, and Engaging Sociology at CCCU. The full programme is … Continue reading

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“Policing Pregnancy” a one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility April 13, 2016

When: Wednesday 13 April 2016, 9am – 4.45pm. Where: Royal College of Physicians,11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE ‘Better safe than sorry’ has become the central plank of advice to pregnant women, framing discussions around drinking, eating, and … Continue reading

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