Helping Women Helping Children: Drug Policy and Future Generations
King, Patricia A.
Milbank Quarterly. 1991; 69(4): 595-621.
A drug policy developed for women must take into account the implications of their drug use, not only for themselves as autonomous adults, but also for their biological and social roles as procreators and caregivers. Only women gestate. Furthermore, caregiving has been and continues to be the overwhelming responsiblity of women. Although men may also be procreators and caregivers, these roles are not culturally preceived as significant aspects of their lives. Unfortunately, because drug policy discussions have historically focused on the behaviors and needs of male addicts, the individual and social significance of procreative and caregiving roles has been ignored....
Abortion; Adults; Autonomy; Caregivers; Children; Coercion; Counseling; Drug Abuse; Discrimination; Females; Fetuses; Future Generations; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; HIV Seropositivity; Indigents; Injuries; Legal Liability; Legal Rights; Liability; Mandatory Programs; Minority Groups; Moral Obligations; Mother Fetus Relationship; Mothers; Newborns; Patient Care; Policy Analysis; Pregnant Women; Prenatal Injuries; Public Policy; Punishment; Reproduction; Rights; Social Discrimination; Socioeconomic Factors; Stigmatization; Voluntary Programs;
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King, Patricia A. (1991)A drug policy developed for women must take into account the implications of their drug use, not only for themselves as autonomous adults, but also for their biological and social roles as procreators and caregivers. Only ...