Women, Work, and Reproductive Hazards
Hastings Center Report. 1982 Oct; 12(5): 14-19.
Recent efforts by American corporations to bar fertile women from jobs which could endanger the health of a fetus are viewed as unfairly directed against one sex. It is argued that industry has failed to recognize that males as well as females can contribute to negative reproductive outcomes. The abortive efforts of government agencies under the Carter administration to develop less discriminatory guidelines are described. Reproductive hazards in the workplace are seen as a social problem which will have to be solved by a balancing of the interest of workers and their potential children, industry, and society. (KIE abstract)
Children; Costs and Benefits; Discrimination; Employment; Federal Government; Females; Fetuses; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Health; Health Hazards; Industry; Infertility; Legal Rights; Males; Occupational Exposure; Occupational Health; Pregnant Women; Public Policy; Regulation; Reproduction; Rights; Social Discrimination; Sterilization; Voluntary Sterilization;