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IRWG Feminist Science Studies 2012: "Gestating Gender"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:00 AM
2239 Lane Hall

Gender is an intrinsic part of reproduction and ever-new biomedical technologies mean that the reach of gender extends increasingly further into gestation.

Gestating Gender asks us to consider where the line is drawn between science and medicine, how women can become experts in and for reproductive knowledge, and highlights the critical value of a feminist lens on (and in) biomedicine.

Alice Dreger, Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities & Bioethics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: "What Went Wrong with a 25-Year Drug Experiment in Fetal Sex Normalization"

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Associate Professor of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine: "What Remains: Women Reflect on Reproduction and Loss"

UM Discussants: Lisa Kane Low, Nursing & Women’s Studies; Alexandra Minna Stern, Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Culture, and History.