The Placental Microbiome: A New Site for Policing Women's Bodies

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 9 (1):121-148 (2016)
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This paper brings feminist public health ethics and feminist analytic tools to bear on mainstream medical research. Specifically, it uses these approaches to call attention to several problems associated with “The Placenta Harbors a Unique Microbiome,” a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine. We point out the potential negative consequences these problems have for both women’s health and their autonomy.Our paper has two parts. We begin by discussing the study, which examines the composition of the placental microbiome, that is to say, the communities of microorganisms that live in the placenta. Among other things, this study considers two different relations: a correlation..

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Saray Ayala López
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