Health Humanities Grand Round with Dr. Anne Lyerly
Nov. 10, 2020 @ noon
Pregnancy, the Pandemic and Morality of Reproduction
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a range of tensions at the interface of public policies and the private lives of individuals, including in the context of pregnancy. In this talk, Dr. Lyerly will highlight these tensions, foregrounding a resurgent debate about the extent to which individuals’ decisions about whether and under what circumstances to become a parent can be shaped by issues of broader public concern. Join us at 12pm on November 10 for an HHGR with Professor Anne Lyerly of UNC’s Department of Social Medicine.
About the speaker:
Annie Lyerly, MD, MA is a Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An obstetrician-gynecologist and bioethicist, her research addresses morally complex issues around reproduction and women’s health. She is a founder of the Second Wave Initiative, and effort to ensure that the health interests of pregnant women are fairly represented in the biomedical research agenda, and is Principal Investigator of the PHASES Project, an NIH-funded project to ethically advance research addressing HIV and co-infections in pregnancy. She has published widely for both academic and popular audiences and is the author of A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound in Your Childbirth Experience (Penguin/Random House).
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