What reproductive rights should we be fighting for in 21st century Europe? Does denying women access to contraception and abortion contravene women's basic human rights? Do new reproductive technologies change our conceptions of reproduction and motherhood? Do women have a right to IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques or are such treatments luxuries? Are reproductive rights exclusively women's rights? Can there be a universal standard of basic reproductive rights and are they context dependent?
In attempting to answer such burning questions for women in the 21st e century this book brings together work from international authors. It addresses thee issues from various disciplines and perspectives asking crucial questions about the status of women's rights, particularly their reproductive rights, in the current context. It does this by outlining the current state of reproductive rights in Europe, by considering the rapidly changing face of reproductive rights as new technologies revolutionise reproductive capability and finally by projecting possible futures of women's reproductive rights.