Commanding the "be fruitful and multiply" Directive: Reproductive ethics, law, and policy in Israel

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Abstract

As of June 2009, Israels population was 7,424,400 people, 5,604,900 of which were Jewish, 1,502,400 were Arabs, and approximately 317,200 had no religion or are non-Arab Christians. Established in 1948, Israel is a highly urban and industrialized country. Its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita (based on exchange rate) is US$23,257, positioning it among the European developed countries. Life expectancy is 79 years for males and 82 years for females, with infant mortality rate of 4 cases per 1,000 live births. Of Israels GDP, 7.7% is spent on health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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