For many reasons, guaranteeing confidential access to health care services is paramount to promoting teen health.
Passionately anti-choice Texas House Representative Bill Zedler couldn’t get the legislation he wanted approved in last year’s lawmaking session–he’d like to know as much as possible about women seeking, and doctors performing, abortions–so instead of pursuing the consent of his peers in the legislature, he got the Texas Department of State Health Services to do it for him. So much for democracy.
In the face of fast-paced technological advances in health and medicine, the field of law and policy seems to be stuck in a never ending game of catch up. What are some of the important issues around law and new health and medical technology?