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Biomedicine, Ayurveda and women

Meena Kelkar


In this paper I will examine Biomedicine and Ayurveda and their approach to women. I will argue that despite the vast differences between these two systems, and their concepts of man, they treat women similarly. So, even though ethics plays different roles in each system, neither ethical discourse contains moral values applicable to all human beings in the same way. Hence it is necessary to evolve a new ethics which is based on values applicable to every human being.

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