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    Biologising Paternity, Moralising Maternity: The Construction of Parenthood in the Determination of Paternity Through the Courts in Portugal. [REVIEW]Helena Machado - 2008 - Feminist Legal Studies 16 (2):215-236.
    This article explores how the Portuguese legal system’s efforts to determine paternity of children born outside legal marriage, automatically initiated by the Registry Office when a birth registration does not indicate the father, reveal cultural models which reinforce the naturalisation of the differences between mothers and fathers, with significant effects on the social construction of parental roles and on expectations of family organisation and female sexual behaviour. The article relies on ethnographic data drawn from direct observation of court proceedings for (...)
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    Public Participation in Genetic Databases: Crossing the Boundaries Between Biobanks and Forensic DNA Databases Through the Principle of Solidarity.Helena Machado & Susana Silva - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (10):820-824.
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    Forensic DNA Databases in European Countries: Is Size Linked to Performance?Susana Silva, Helena Machado & Filipe Santos - 2013 - Life Sciences, Society and Policy 9 (1):1-13.
    The political and financial investments in the implementation of forensic DNA databases and the ethical issues related to their use and expansion justify inquiries into their performance and general utility. The main function of a forensic DNA database is to produce matches between individuals and crime scene stains, which requires a constant input of individual profiles and crime scene stains. This is conditioned, among other factors, by the legislation, namely the criteria for inclusion of profiles and the periods of time (...)
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    Gender and Ethics in Qualitative Interviewing: Research Relationships in the Context of a Study of Infertility in Portugal.Helena Machado & Susana Silva - 2008 - International Journal of Ethics 6 (2-3):157-170.
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