Women and Health Law

Law 456



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



Gender-related issues arise in many health care contexts -- some obvious (such as reproduction) and others less so (such as medical research). By examining selected legal topics, this course will provide an opportunity for students to explore the gender implications of the U.S. health care system. Topics may include, for example: women as patients and doctors, gender imbalance in clinical research, issues surrounding the use of reproductive technologies, domestic violence, and insurance coverage.

This course will draw on some of the concepts that are introduced in the introductory health law courses, Health Law Bioethics & Quality of Care and Health Law Organization, Regulation, & Finance. Because the course is designed to foster independent research by students, however, it is suitable for anyone with an interest in the field, regardless of prior experience or classes.

Mandatory: None.

Recommended: Health Law Bioethics & Quality of Care or Health Law Organization, Regulation & Finance (or prior experience in the health care field) may be helpful, but are not required.

J. Krause

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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