Reproductive Rights and Justice

Reproductive Rights and Justice

Professor Aziza Ahmed
Spring 2021 course
Th, F 10:00am - 11:30am
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

This course will examine how laws impede or increase access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care domestically and internationally. Special attention will be paid to understanding the role of social movements in legal and political debates about reproductive rights and the contestation around the use of scientific and medical evidence in law reform efforts. The course will draw on various legal and theoretical and analytic tools including those offered by scholars of health law, constitutional law, human rights, law and social movements, critical legal theory (including critical race theory), and feminist theory. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, abortion, eugenics, sexual violence, trafficking, the prosecution of pregnant women, and assisted reproductive technology.

Subject Areas: Family, Gender & Children's Law, Legal & Political Theory, Human Rights, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Criminal Law & Procedure