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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

On Thursday 19 May 2022, Dr Caterina Milo will present at an online webinar, organised by the University of Cambridge's Reproduction SRI. The event forms part of the SRI's Early Researchers Seminar Series, a platform for PhD Students and early career researchers with research foci on reproduction to share and discuss their research with other academics from a range of disciplines also researching reproduction at the University.

Dr Milo will present her paper Informed consent to abortion: is the medical involvement a challenge?

This paper discusses patients’ right to information disclosure (IC) in the abortion context, and the often-contested relationship with the role played by clinicians. The latter is often framed as abusive and ill-placed in the abortion context. This paper will conversely offer reasons why a relationship of mutual trust and collaboration between clinicians and patients can be a positive channel for the protection of IC. Starting from the Supreme court ruling in Montgomery, this paper will firstly offer a theoretical framework upon which the safeguard of IC can be construed and then show how this can be translated in the abortion context.  It will suggest that the delivery of a good quality of care is strictly interconnected with a reframed understanding of the contributions of both clinicians’ and women’s. Medical partnership and patients' autonomy can and should go together. 

Further information can be found here.

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
Event location: 
Online (via Zoom)