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The Land Is FullAddressing Overpopulation in Israel$
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Alon Tal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300216882

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300216882.001.0001

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Women’s Reproductive Rights: Abortion, Birth Control, and Fertility Policies in Israel

Women’s Reproductive Rights: Abortion, Birth Control, and Fertility Policies in Israel

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(p.105) 6 Women’s Reproductive Rights: Abortion, Birth Control, and Fertility Policies in Israel
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The Land Is Full
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Alon Tal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300216882.003.0006

This chapter discusses reproductive rights in Israel. Both narrow interpretations of Jewish law among Orthodox lawmakers and overzealous pro-natal passions among Zionist politicians continue to cast a cloud over Israeli women's reproductive decisions. Israel maintains a policy that neither provides women with easy access to birth control nor to an abortion after an unwanted pregnancy. Accessibility has been made difficult in order to add scores of Jewish children to the population without crossing any clear moral boundaries. In contrast, the government is keen on promoting fertility treatments using assisted reproductive technologies. By far the most prevalent new technology adopted by Israel's medical system is in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Keywords:   reproductive rights, reproductive health policy, Israel, abortion, birth control, contraception, Jewish law, fertility treatments, assisted reproductive technology, IVF

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