I would like to propose the term "reproductive responsibility" to conceptualize the moral obligation I described above, which is the obligation to prepare and live by the future answer to possible life.
Viewed in light of the etymological nuance of responsibility, reproductive responsibility expects us to participate in a dialogue with possible life.
It has gender-specific information in every chapter, updated research, and numerous added, expanded, or revised topics, such as health disparities, making quality healthcare decisions, evidence-based medicine, boosting emotional intelligence, praying, suicide on campus, stress, muscle dysmorphia, soft drinks, social networking, cybersex, reproductive responsibility
, insulin resistance and prediabetes, the swine flu, drug use, drinking, health care reform, and third-hand smoke.
Another reason there are no male LARCs is because dominant gender norms surrounding trust and reproductive responsibility
lead many to conclude that no market exists for male contraceptives.
Men become excused from reproductive responsibility
on the basis of their presumed non-influence as well as through the positioning of women as more legitimate targets for medical and public health intervention.
In particular, Johnson Kramar is concerned about current tendencies to charge young women who are alleged to have killed their newborn babies under the new category of "child abuse homicide." Weaving from past to present, Johnson Kramar's overarching concern, and her motivation for utilizing a historical perspective on infanticide law, is succinctly offered in the introductory chapter: "the feminist discourse on women's reproductive responsibility
, advanced in order to secure freedom of choice and to decriminalize abortion, has been appropriated by law and order advocates and incorporated into legal discourse in order to further retributive aims directed on women on behalf of the baby ...
Additionally, we asked whether agencies were currently interested in serving more men in the future and offered any programs on contraception, STD prevention, or sexual and reproductive responsibility
that were specifically targeted to men.
"When you say to them 'reproductive health' they don't understand [what you mean]; they don't acknowledge that they're a part of that." Plunkett advocates socializing young men to realize their reproductive responsibility
by encouraging fathers to talk to their sons and by including men's reproductive health in the health care system.
We are taking a life-cycle approach, beginning with men's reproductive responsibility
and including pregnancy, childbirth, paternity establishment and the period from the first year of life through entry to school.
to show that Christian doctrine and teachings are incompatible with many of the components of sound mental health, notably self-esteem, self-actualization, and mastery, good communication skills, related individuation and the establishment of supportive human networks, and the development of healthy sexuality and reproductive responsibility
Whatever one's views about these proposals, it is clear that Norplant has succeeded in reintroducing a discourse of reproductive responsibility
into public life - in particular, a long overdue discussion of reproductive responsibility
and the state's role in promoting such responsibility.
While the notion of reproductive responsibility
can play a constructive role within what might loosely be called the private domain, consisting of moral reflection on the part of individuals, families, and other (non-public) social groups, its use within the public sphere of social policy and criminal law is fraught with both moral and political danger.