Reproductive injustice, trans rights, and eugenics

  title={Reproductive injustice, trans rights, and eugenics},
  author={Blas Radi},
  journal={Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters},
  • Blas Radi
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Sociology
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
Abstract This article explores how the recognition of the gender identity of trans people can have negative consequences on their reproductive health and rights. First, it argues that, while both the right to gender identity and the right to sexual and reproductive health are part of the indivisible core of human rights, in practice trans people are forced to choose between them. Understanding this scenario requires focusing on the eugenic dimensions of trans policies, even in states where the… 
Gender Transition: Is There a Right to Be Forgotten?
Conclusions on the ethical admissibility of the ‘right to be forgotten’ to control gender-affirming information are presented.
Understanding the violation of directive anti-abortion counselling [and cisnormativity]: Obstruction to access or reproductive violence?
abstract The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act stipulates that abortion counselling should be non-directive (and voluntary) and makes it a criminal offence to obstruct access to legal services.
‘Bad choices’: Unintended pregnancy and abortion in nurses’ and counsellors’ accounts of providing pre-abortion counselling
This report reports on a study conducted in South Africa, in which two nurses and two counsellors were asked about how they conduct pre-abortion counselling sessions, and presents health workers' micro-narratives about their motivations for providing abortion services.
A round-up of articles in 2020
  • J. Hussein
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Sexual and reproductive health matters
  • 2020
The papers the authors have published this year bear testimony to the fact that, all over the world, much, much more is needed to right the fragilities of health systems exposed by the pandemic.
Identidad y derechos: los límites en la demanda y legislación de la Ley para la Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo [Identity and rights: the limits in the demand and legislation of the Law on the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy]
En diciembre del 2020, en medio de la emergencia sanitaria producto del COVID-19, la Ley No 27.610 que garantiza el derecho a decidir y acceder a la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo hasta la


Reproducing Eugenics, Reproducing while Trans: The State Sterilization of Trans People
ABSTRACT In many jurisdictions across the world, trans people are required to undergo genital surgeries that render them infertile for the state to legally recognize their genders. This article
Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category
Imagining Transgender is an ethnography of the emergence and institutionalization of transgender as a category of collective identity and political activism. Embraced by activists in the early 1990s
Repronormativity and the Reproduction of the Nation-State: The State and Sexuality Collide
ABSTRACT This article seeks to explain the consistent margins between popular support for same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption/parenting. I posit that the paradigm of repronormativity explains
Reproductive Justice as Intersectional Feminist Activism
Reproductive justice activists have dynamically used the concept of intersectionality as a source of empowerment to propel one of the most important shifts in reproductive politics in recent history.
Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law
Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights ? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and
When boys will not be boys: American eugenics and the formation of gender nonconformity as psychopathology
ABSTRACT Drawing from Michel Foucault’s theorization of disciplinary power and biopolitics, this paper advances and reconstructs earlier scholarly literature on American eugenics through an
The pregnant man—an oxymoron?
Abstract The desire to found a family is a gender neutral one. Pregnancy is not—in our culture it is considered to be an exclusively female activity. This study focuses on female to male transsexuals
Theorizing Yes: An Essay on Feminism, Law and Desire
In this Essay, Professor Franke observes that, unlike feminists from other disciplines, feminist legal theorists have neglected to formulate a positive theory of female sexuality. Instead,
Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
  • A. Rich
  • Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1980
In its first issue (Autumn 1975), Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society published Carroll Smith-Rosenberg's now classic article, "The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women