Category: Autonomy

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

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Pro-Choice: Isn’t it About Your Freedom?

For most people, pro-choice means a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her own body.  Webster’s defines it simply as “favoring the legalization of abortion1.”  But do either of those statements accurately define the term “pro-choice”? The literal meaning of the two words combined suggests a highly different concept – pro: […]

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Is Your Medical Provider Treating You Ethically?

Medical providers hold immense power through their knowledge of the body, power which can be used ethically as a servant for the public good, or selfishly for personal gain. Because of the power and influence medical professionals have over your rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”1 they have been held to a […]