Global Reproductive Health Care Ethics in the 21st Century
Reproductive technology and inequalities in health status and access to reproductive health care services have consistently been critical areas of inquiry in bioethics. Questions persist about access to and utility of reproductive technologies, differential treatment on the basis of race and gender, the roles of a resource-rich country’s clinical education and training programs among resource-poor patient populations, and the changing nature of national and international reproductive health law and policy. The March 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics explores the ethical, social, and cultural stakes of reproductive health care as a global clinical and educational enterprise.
How can clinicians respond to the alarmingly high rates of maternal mortality in the U.S., and address racial disparities between black and white mothers? This month on Ethics Talk, we discuss how clinicians can improve maternal outcomes.