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Comments on: Privacy violations of imposed family planning: the case of compulsory sterilization of women in Jamaica http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/2008/10/09/privacy-violations-of-imposed-family-planning-the-case-of-compulsory-sterilization-of-women-in-jamaica/ Subject to Terms of Use: See http://www.stanford.edu/home/atoz/terms.html Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:15:21 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Maggie Chen http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/2008/10/09/privacy-violations-of-imposed-family-planning-the-case-of-compulsory-sterilization-of-women-in-jamaica/comment-page-1/#comment-69 Maggie Chen Sun, 12 Oct 2008 01:04:59 +0000 http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/?p=13#comment-69 Julia, I think it was a great idea to start out with a broader background on family planning, then narrow in on the topic of Jamaica. It helps to pull the reader in, and answered the question of why you specifically chose this case study. One thing that kept coming up in my head as I read your entry is the role of men. You're right, the responsibility of family planning often does fall on women, but I'd be interested to hear what men in Jamaica are saying about what's going on. Some questions to spark ideas for the future...Are men off the hook on this issue? In some societies, men's sexual urges are seen as uncontrollable and maybe even untouchable in terms of interventions. Or are men calling for sterilization or more birth control options? Something that Amy reminded me of in a comment on my post is that vasectomies remain much simpler and less risky as a form of permanent birth control, and maybe deserve more focus. Julia, I think it was a great idea to start out with a broader background on family planning, then narrow in on the topic of Jamaica. It helps to pull the reader in, and answered the question of why you specifically chose this case study. One thing that kept coming up in my head as I read your entry is the role of men. You’re right, the responsibility of family planning often does fall on women, but I’d be interested to hear what men in Jamaica are saying about what’s going on. Some questions to spark ideas for the future…Are men off the hook on this issue? In some societies, men’s sexual urges are seen as uncontrollable and maybe even untouchable in terms of interventions. Or are men calling for sterilization or more birth control options? Something that Amy reminded me of in a comment on my post is that vasectomies remain much simpler and less risky as a form of permanent birth control, and maybe deserve more focus.

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By: Max Romano http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/2008/10/09/privacy-violations-of-imposed-family-planning-the-case-of-compulsory-sterilization-of-women-in-jamaica/comment-page-1/#comment-67 Max Romano Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:12:14 +0000 http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/familyplanning/?p=13#comment-67 I really enjoyed how your blog focused in on an individual woman's perspective and the context influencing her actions. The focus on Jamaica is also good and I'm definitely looking forward to whatever information you come up with. I also thought your wording in the last"effects on women" section was great, which summed up the objectification of women as child-bearers when it said that "their lives have thus been shaped by measures that affect their fertility and their ability to have children." I think our blogs will overlap quite a bit, and I look forward to seeing what kinds of differences emerge. I really enjoyed how your blog focused in on an individual woman’s perspective and the context influencing her actions. The focus on Jamaica is also good and I’m definitely looking forward to whatever information you come up with. I also thought your wording in the last”effects on women” section was great, which summed up the objectification of women as child-bearers when it said that “their lives have thus been shaped by measures that affect their fertility and their ability to have children.” I think our blogs will overlap quite a bit, and I look forward to seeing what kinds of differences emerge.

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