A l i e n a t e d  Wo m a n  :
Commander Counselor Deanna Troi, Daughter of The Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, Heir to the Holy Rings of Beta-Humanity

What a Petrie Dish!

Troi's control over her own being is regularly overturned in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Attackers and manipulators frequently use her empathy as an avenue to disable Troi.  In "The Child" an alien life force impregnates Troi without her consent and she, in a profound maternal empathic connection to the resulting child, ignores his potential threat.  She was used as a reproductive tool for experiment, but accepted the circumstance warmly.  The episode emphasizes woman's role as reproducer and diminishes the importance of her consent. 

To think on...

-How much control does she have over what happens to her body?
-Who makes final decisions regarding her health?
-What are the results of her decisions? of others decisions?
-How does she react when someone else asserts control over her body?