About the authors
Maria De Koninck is a professor emerita and an associate professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval. She was the university’s first chair of women’s studies. She taught in community health and directed its master’s program (2006–2010), lectured medical students on the social determinants of health, and lectured graduate students on research ethics. Her research and publications focus on women’s health, pregnancy and work, childbirth, motherhood and drug abuse, reproductive technologies, ethics, midwifery, and women physicians. She was the principal researcher in a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team studying social health inequalities, poverty, and exclusion (1999–2010). She currently collaborates with Laval Faculty of Medicine on professionalism and ethics, and pursues her work in women’s reproductive health.
ARIELLE AARONSON left her native New Jersey in 2007 to pursue a diploma in Translation Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. She holds an M.A. in Second Language Education from McGill University and has spent the past few years teaching English in the Montreal public school system and creating educational material for second language learners. She previously translated Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife and A Boring Wife Settles the Score for Arachnide.
“enlightening — a necessary analysis of the issues underpinning the mediaeval practice that the biotech industries have dressed up for modern acceptability.” Diane Guilbault, Chair of Pour les droits des femmes