Femtech and the law (or a tale of how Eve fights to overturn Adam and take control over her body)

Vera Lúcia Raposo, Sofia Palmieri

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Abstract

“Femtech” is a fancy word that refers to digital products and services aimed to cope with women’s health concerns and other issues that specifically re-gard women. Originally, femtech was created with the clear purpose of giving wom-en a voice in the digital market, as they have traditionally been a silent audience as-sisting tech developments. However, along the line femtech became exactly the op-posite: a mechanism for law enforcement authorities to build legal cases against women and for other public entities and private invade women’s privacy. More radi-cal criticism goes as far as arguing that femtech is a tool of oppression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalBioLaw Journal
Volume2023
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • European law
  • femtech
  • medical device
  • privacy
  • women’s rights

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