Law, Technology and Women

Challenges and Opportunities

By Stellina Jolly

The relentless advance of science is expanding the breadth and scope of human activity. Its impact can be felt in almost all walks of life. It has contributed to a sea change in individual and community healthcare, communication, etc. Along with the multitude of positive impacts in the past few decades, however, the world have been faced with a new range of issues, including differential gender impact as a result of advancement of technology. This book deals with some of the contentious issues of science and technology, with its impact on women. The book analyzes how far gender concerns find a place in national and international human right doctrines. Law, Technology and Women examines the impact of the Human Genome Project on women's dignity and rights, reproductive rights, surrogacy issues, stem cell research, the question of women's health, etc. The book looks at the extent that women's issues, in relation to scientific and technological issues, have sometimes been underestimated in the legal human rights framework.

229 pages

Publication Date: 9/25/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788184050585