August Archive


26 August 2015 | Link
tags: interviews, Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu
The editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics discusses the fraught job of editing a leading journal.

29 August 2015 | Link
tags: Australia, sex selection
NHMRC has called for public comment on new guidelines for IVF clinics

29 August 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Exit International, Philip Nitschke
Disinherited in favour of euthanasia activist

29 August 2015 | Link
tags: China, stem cell business, stem cell tourism
Government hopes to crack down on rogue clinics.

29 August 2015 | Link
tags: abortion, Down syndrome, US
Abortion and Down syndrome are on the agenda for presidential hopefuls.

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Link
tags: egg freezing, fertility
The treasurer of a peak international fertility body has warned women not to rely on egg freezing to have children.

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Link
tags: assisted dying, euthanasia, existential suffering, mental illness
A new study claims that vague terminology in Belgium’s assisted dying guidelines is allowing for scores of psychiatric patients to be euthanised.

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Link
tags: neuroethics, new frontiers
Scientists from the Ohio State University claim they have managed to produce an embryonic human brain in their labs.

Xavier Symons | 29 August 2015 | Link
tags: doctor-patient relationship, informed consent, learning healthcare system, trust
The latest edition of the American Journal of Bioethics features a fascinating serious of articles on doctor-patient trust and Shared Decision Making (SDM).

29 August 2015 | Link
tags: bioethics, book reviews, UK
First in-depth study of how bioethicists shaped policy

23 August 2015 | Link
tags: commercialization, medicalization
But is “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” a real condition, or marketing hype?

22 August 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Jains, santhara, suicide
A court has declared a sacred practice unconstitutional.

22 August 2015 | Link
tags: abortion, Planned Parenthood
Revelations about its foetal tissue sales have opened it to attacks from politicians.

Xavier Symons | 22 August 2015 | Link
tags: consent, identity, sperm donation
A new Australian documentary gives voice to donor-conceived Australians now seeking fathers.

Xavier Symons | 22 August 2015 | Link
tags: law, surrogacy, Thailand
A gay couple are fighting for the right to take their newborn out of Thailand.



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