Before then, gender reassignment surgery had never been performed on a child who had normal genitalia. The Reimers agreed and Bruce’s testicles were removed and he started 12 years of social and hormonal treatment to become a girl named "Brenda." Colapinto’s book As Nature Made Him claimed that Professor Money included in a report the statement “The child's behaviour is so clearly that of an active little girl and so different from the boyish ways of her twin brother,”(2000). In his book, Colapinto also claimed because of Money’s research feminists declared human beings to be "psychosexually neutral" at birth and campaigned to change everything from children’s stories to the curricula of schools in order to change the gender identity being taught to children. Money’s research supported their
Others should not be forced to turn to judicial bypass because of their family’s opinion on the topic. Adult women have the right to terminate a pregnancy, and teenage females should as well. In the Untied States more than 1 million teenage girls become pregnant annually and have been steadily since 1973. Out of these pregnancies 78 percent are unintended, and approximately 35% are terminated (www.prochoice.org). Teenage women who become pregnant are forced to make difficult and ultimately life altering decisions, starting with deciding if they should, or even want to keep the baby or not.
CASE BRIEF Case Name: Ermoian v. Desert Hospital Citation: 152 Cal. App. 4th 475 Facts: * Desert Hospital provides CPSP to women who are uninsured * Contracted with a corporation controlled by Dr. Gubin, who employed Dr. Ogata * Jackie Shahan went to the hospital’s emergency room for cramping * She was refused entry into the clinic because she was pregnant, even though she would enter throughout her pregnancy * On May 15, Shahan’s baby was born with brain abnormalities that left her mentally retarded and unable to care for herself * Her conditions could not have been prevented, treated, or cured in utero. * Sued, claiming that they did not inform her mother of the abnormalities Procedure: The court ruled in favor of the defendant. Issue: Did the physicians working at the clinic have apparent authority to act for the hospital?
As you can see there was an increase from 2.9% in 2007 to 7.74% in 2012 that occur in Baby-Friendly Hospitals. Currently there are 195 hospitals in the United States that are designated Baby-Friendly (Baby-Friendly USA, 2012). By promoting breastfeeding and teaching mothers about the benefits breastfeeding has on them or their baby it can promote mothers to breastfeed instead of formula feed. Plus make more hospitals become a Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative facility. Visual Aid Rational When I was coming up with my visual aid.
COMMUNICATION BASED REFLECTIVE ESSAY The purpose of this essay is to critically reflect, using Gibb’s reflective model (1998), on an event from practice where communication had a significant impact on the care of a woman accessing maternity services. Fictitious names will be used throughout to maintain confidentiality, in line with regulations set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008). One case that has been critical to my learning as a student midwife is that of Edivania; a 33-year-old Portuguese woman, who had lived in England for just under a year and had had her first child by emergency caesarean eleven years earlier in Portugal. I met her on delivery suite where she had self-referred in spontaneous labour, at 39 weeks. Before this she had, as documented in her notes, only accessed maternity and antenatal services three times.
Christian Healthcare Ethics April 17, 2013 Ethical Issue Paper “A total 32.4% of these victims did not discover they were pregnant until they had already entered the second trimester; 32.2% opted to keep the infant whereas 50% underwent abortion and 5.9% placed the infant for adoption; an additional 11.8% had spontaneous abortion.” (National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2009) Many people believe that rape victims who become pregnant from this act have a good reason for them to have an abortion. In some medical situations, we have to ask ourselves if the procedures that are being performed on a patient are ethical or not. Should a 22 year-old rape victim have an abortion? To answer this question, we can apply the “four-box” method
Mother's milk was considered a miracle fluid which could cure people and give wisdom. Breastfeeding in the Western world declined significantily from the late 1800s to the 1960s. By the 1950s, the predominant attitude to breastfeeding was that is was something practiced by the uneducated and the lower classes. The practice was consider old-fashion and "a little disgusting" for those who could not afford infant formula. By the 1980 and 90s people attitudes changed about the importance of breastfeeding.
When faced with an unexpected pregnancy, how does one make a decision to terminate the baby or not? In our society, many teenage girls are having abortions without their parents’ consent. Why? Well there are several reasons teenagers choose not to tell their parents about their pregnancy. Not only are teen mothers not ready for parenthood; some of them may have parents encouraging them to get the abortion.
The Right to Home Birth Women have been giving birth since the beginning of human existence, often unassisted, definitely without medical help. It was not until the 1920’s that hospital births were the standard here in America. Before this, birth had always been a female process; mothers were assisted by midwives, women who had the mothers’ best interests in mind. When hospital birthing was introduced, women were entranced by the pain-free medical approach that doctors had to offer (Cohen). What they didn’t realize was that they were giving up their freedom, comfort, and control.
She really liked that sex! Little did your mom know colossal amounts of promiscuous, unprotected sex do have consequences. After her sixth through eighth grade years in middle school your mom had already acquired 17 different S.T.D. 's, including three that were previously unknown. At the end of her eighth grade year your mom, broke from the free clinic fees, noticed an alarming lack of menstruation in her usually opulent cycles.