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University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

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Scientific Understandings Of Postpartum Illness: Improving Health Law And Policy?, Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2010

Scientific Understandings Of Postpartum Illness: Improving Health Law And Policy?, Stacey A. Tovino

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In its broadest sense, the Article examines the relationship between science and the law in the context of postpartum illness. From classical antiquity to the present day, physicians and scientists have investigated the causes, correlates, and consequences of the depressions and psychoses that develop in some women following their transition to motherhood. The scientific investigation of postpartum illness has been characterized by an open-ended search for knowledge with the recgonition that scientific findings published one day are subject to revision the next. Legislators and judges also have sought to understand postpartum illness as necessary to make laws that affect and ...


Remarks: Neuroscience, Gender, And The Law, Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2009

Remarks: Neuroscience, Gender, And The Law, Stacey A. Tovino

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These remarks, delivered at the Neuroscience, Law, and Government Symposium held at the University of Akron School of Law in 2009, explore how stakeholders are using advances in the neuroscience of three gender-specific and gender-prevalent conditions (the postpartum mood disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and eating disorders) to secure health care benefits under group health plans and individual health insurance policies and to push for the inclusion of these conditions in mental health parity legislation.