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Persona y Bioética

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CARDONA-LOZADA, Danelia. WOMEN AND CONTRACEPTIVES: LIBERAÇÃO FEMININA?. pers.bioét. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.12-21. ISSN 0123-3122.

The emergence of new rights, specifically in this case what are known as "sexual and reproductive" rights, has reinforced the legitimate conquest of female autonomy, but has brought about its hypertrophy. This phenomenon leads to consequences such as the use of contraceptive methods that attempt to "liberate" women from one of the aims in exercising their sexuality: pregnancy. The article reflects on the origin of women's emancipation, which proceeds from an inadequate interpretation of texts in the Old Testament to the changes in women's role in society, recognition of some of their secularly oppressed rights, and up to the emergence of so-called women's liberation. This itinerary has crystallized in the gender ideology, as a refined product of a sexual liberation that has led to a distortion of female sexuality and its biological, psychological and social dimensions.

Keywords : Women's health; sexual and reproductive rights; sexuality; contraception; gender and health; women's rights; bioethics.

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