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LEGAL ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF GENDER, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH
The Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal is soliciting articles for its Spring
2005 special issue, Intersections, on legal issues at the intersection of
gender, medicine, and health. We invite professors, clinical professors,
and practitioners to submit articles. In addition, we are interested in
contributions from a variety of disciplines for this special issue, such
as humanities and medicine.
Below, we have sketched out some potential topics for papers that
illustrate the theme of our special issue. This list, however, is by no
means exhaustive; we welcome articles on other topics that address legal
issues related to gender, medicine, and health.
We only accept hard copies of article submissions. Once an article is
accepted, we require an electronic version in Microsoft Word. Article
citations must follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, the
legal handbook for citations. The body of the article must be
double-spaced and in 12 point font; citations must be single-spaced and in
10 point font. Articles should have one inch margins on all sides.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Opichka
(snopichka_at_wisc.edu) or Mendocino Steele (mtsteele_at_wisc.edu), the
2004-2005 Submissions Editors of the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2004.
Race and the Law
• How do race and gender interact to affect medicine and women’s health?
Issues might include:
o Health disparities/quality of care;
o Access to health insurance; and
o Utilization of health care services.
Intersexuality and the Law
• Theoretical explorations of intersexuality;
• Mental health and physical health issues related to intersexuality; and
• Intersexuality’s effects on such legal areas as classifications for
sports (Title IX), affirmative action, and parenting.
Health Research and the Law
• The inclusion of women in medical research is often limited because
women are pregnant or have the capacity to become pregnant during
research. The fear of potential liability for harming a fetus prevents us
from fully understanding drug efficacy and interactions in women.
• The social construction of race and gender through science.
Reproduction and the Law
• Conscience clauses for hospitals, doctors, and pharmacists that allow
these providers to refuse to sell and/or dispense “objectional” drugs;
• The movement of emergency contraception from prescription to
• Abstinence-only education; and
• Protective legislation and women’s reproduction. How do we balance
freedom of contract and potential exploitation of women? Topic examples
o Surrogate motherhood; and
o Egg selling.
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Received on Thu May 20 2004 - 23:54:23 EDT