Reproductive Ethics: Ethical Issues and the Menopause

Sheryl de Lacey

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    Menopause is inevitable for all women in midlife, sometimes it occurs prematurely during reproductive years. Once considered a natural event, menopause has become medicalized and is subject to medical involvement. The use of medical technology in menopause raises ethical concerns about the benefits and harms to women of intervention and especially with regard to women's autonomy and opportunity for informed choice. Concerns are also raised for society regarding the capacity to extend life span and reproductive capacity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
    EditorsStella R. Quah, William Cockerham
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
    ISBN (Print)9780128036785
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Disease prevention
    • Hormone replacement therapy
    • Menopause
    • Oocyte freezing
    • Premature menopause
    • Reproduction


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