Published August, 2013
With Child, Without Rights?: Restoring a Pregnant Womanâ€™s Right to Refuse Medical Treatment through the HIV Lens, Michael Ulrich, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism (2012)
This Yale Journal of Law & Feminism article explores whether a state may compel an HIV positive pregnant woman to undergo treatment that might reduce the chances of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). The author uses case law surrounding the right to refuse medical treatment, the right to receive an abortion, and state-mandated medical care to argue that the forced administration of antiretroviral therapy does not improve public health, and in fact, impairs it.
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