Book review: The Female Body: A Journey Through Law, Culture and Medicine

Ó Néill, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-9856-7598, 2014. Book review: The Female Body: A Journey Through Law, Culture and Medicine. Medical Law International, 14 (3), pp. 172-178. ISSN 0968-5332

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The Female Body: A Journey Through Law, Culture and Medicine, edited by Feuillet-Liger, Orfali and Callus provides a comprehensive and clear picture of the relationship between biomedicine and law in the context of the female body. In the 21st century, a range of different scientific and biomedical possibilities exist for women that would once have seemed impossible. How does the law regulate these advances in biomedicine? How does the law govern procreation in the light of the new reproductive technologies and challenges? How does the law interact with women who want to improve their physical appearance by the use of cosmetic surgery? How does the law engage with issues of genetic predispositions? Can biomedicine liberate women or does it further disempower them? These questions are analysed and answered in this book.

Item Type: Review
Description: Review of: The female body: a journey through law, culture and medicine, Brigitte Feuillet-Liger, Kristina
Orfali and Therese Callus (eds.), Brussels: Bruylant, 2013, ISBN 9782802745037.
Publication Title: Medical Law International
Creators: Ó Néill, C.
Publisher: Sage
Date: September 2014
Volume: 14
Number: 3
ISSN: 0968-5332
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 01 Dec 2016 12:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09

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