Case and commentary what should physicians consider about American Indian/Alaska Native Women's Reproductive Freedom?

Felina Cordova-Marks, Nikki Fennimore, Amanda Bruegl, Jennifer Erdrich

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Abstract

Historically, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have been subjected to a lack of control over various aspects of their lives, including their reproductive health. In discussions of family planning with AI/AN patients, clinicians must consider past violations of reproductive rights and the need for transparent consent. This article explores the following questions: What were historical violations of AI/AN women's reproductive rights? How should physicians express respect for this history and for the autonomy of AI/AN female patients regarding surgical sterilization procedures today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-850
Number of pages6
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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