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Adoption

Adoption  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0016
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What does adoption look like in the United States today? In the middle of the twentieth century, adoption became a widespread practice in the United States when thousands of ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects

Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0002
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first identified by Alois Alzheimer in 1906 in his patient, Frau Auguste D. Dr. Alzheimer saw Frau D in 1901 and observed her rather striking symptoms that ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0003
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The biomedical approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia in general during most of the 20th century limited the general public’s knowledge about AD primarily to what was wrong with ... More
And in the End

And in the End  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0007
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When one of our loved ones or someone whom we are trying to help professionally is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia, we are presented with what is often ... More
Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics

Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0019
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In what settings are babies born in the United States today? In 1900 more than 95 percent of American women gave birth at home. Fourteen years later, anesthesia, or “twilight ... More
Contemporary Abortion III—Activism, Law, and Policy

Contemporary Abortion III—Activism, Law, and Policy  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0013
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How are state legislatures responding to abortion and satellite issues? In recent years many state legislatures have defined abortion and efforts to limit the procedure as their ... More
Contemporary Abortion Politics I—Opinions and Science

Contemporary Abortion Politics I—Opinions and Science  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0011
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What are the most common objections to abortion today, and how have objections changed over time? Objections to abortion have changed over time. In the nineteenth century, before ... More
Contemporary Abortion Politics Ii—experience and Practice

Contemporary Abortion Politics Ii—experience and Practice  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0012
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What is the abortion rate in the United States and how has it changed in recent years? After 1990, the number and rate of abortions declined every year for about a decade and a ... More
Contraception

Contraception  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0010
Format: 
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What are the most commonly used forms of contraception in the United States? Almost all heterosexual, sexually active women have used at least one form of contraception; nearly 90 ... More
Dementia

Dementia  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0001
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People have often asked me questions such as “Is Alzheimer’s worse than dementia?” or “When will we find a cure for dementia?” So, even though this book is titled Alzheimer’s Disease and ... More
Disability and Reproductive Politics

Disability and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0018
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What basic reproductive restrictions have been placed on women with disabilities in the past and today? Historically, the medical community and general society considered disabled ... More
Do Advance Directives Protect Patient Autonomy?

Do Advance Directives Protect Patient Autonomy?  

Bonnie Steinbock and Paul T. Menzel

in Bioethics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
Mar 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197657997.003.0003
Format: 
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Advance directives for medical care are widely touted, often written, and sometimes used. Their moral force stems from the same respect for patient ... More
The Environment and Reproductive Politics

The Environment and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0017
Format: 
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How are environmental contaminants affecting reproductive health in the United States? No one knows for sure the relationship between contaminants and reproduction, but there are ... More
Family Building, Reproductive Technologies, and Stem Cell Research

Family Building, Reproductive Technologies, and Stem Cell Research  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0015
Format: 
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What qualifies as a family today? Traditionally, state governments and religious institutions made laws and rules about marriage and family that were obeyed by almost all ... More
Feminism and Reproductive Politics

Feminism and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0003
Format: 
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Why is feminism so important to reproductive politics, and vice versa, in the United States? Over the course of American history, questions about female fertility have typically ... More
Fetuses

Fetuses  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0014
Format: 
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Has the fetus always been the focus of anti-abortion concerns? Anti-abortion campaigns in the illegal era focused on a number of issues, from protecting women against ... More
Global Reproductive Health and us Programs and Politics

Global Reproductive Health and us Programs and Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0021
Format: 
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What is USAID’s family-planning program? The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal agency that provides economic, developmental, and ... More
Health Care and Reproductive Politics

Health Care and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0022
Format: 
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What does the federal health care reform act of 2010 say about pregnancy, contraception, abortion, and reproductive health care generally? The United States has the most expensive ... More
Historical Questions

Historical Questions  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0002
Format: 
chapter
When and why was abortion criminalized in the United States? Since reproduction is a biological process, it is often perceived as timeless. But this process takes place within ... More
How Can Scarce Resources Be Allocated Justly?

How Can Scarce Resources Be Allocated Justly?  

Bonnie Steinbock and Paul T. Menzel

in Bioethics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
Mar 2023
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197657997.003.0011
Format: 
chapter
Just allocation questions occur at various levels. In specific immediate situations, established principles of triage apply, but they leave other ... More

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