Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ from German philosophy festival
Protests by disability activists unnerved organisers
German parliament to debate assisted suicide
Two bills authorising assisted suicide have been presented to the Bundestag.
65-year-old German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets
A 65-year-old German woman with 13 children has given birth to quadruplets.
German IVF mum to give birth to quadruplets
A 65-year-old German woman has fallen pregnant via IVF to quadruplets.
No longer anonymous in Germany
The German Supreme Court has ruled that children of any age may request the identity of their biological father.
Near enough is not good enough
Doctors in a hospital in Bremen had already made an incision when they discovered that a deceased donor was still alive
German nurse may have killed 178 patients
A German male nurse has admitted to a psychiatrist that he gave lethal injections to show off his “excellent” resuscitation skills.
Berlin opens memorial to euthanasia victims
It is striking piece of modern architecture: a 30-metre-long wall of blue glass in the open air near the Berlin Philharmonic.
Germany: another stem cell controversy tarnishes the field
Doubt cast on daring claims by cardiologist
Doctors in court: medical error in Germany
The German medical community is in uproar over the controversial manslaughter conviction of a junior doctor in Biebefield
German minister for education and research loses job in plagiarism scandal
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, losing one minister because he plagiarised his PhD thesis is a misforture; losing two looks like carelessness. But this is what has happened to Germany’ys Chancellor, Angela Merkel. This week she accepted the resignation of her minister for education and research, Annette Schavan, after the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf stripped her of a doctorate which she earned 30 years ago.
German sperm donor children gain right to know fathers
German cleric apologises over rape victim mistreatment
A prominent German cleric has apologized after a possible rape victim was refused treatment at two Catholic hospitals. In a statement issued last week, Cardinal Joachim Miesner expressed his “deep shame” at the hospitals’ failure to provide the 25 year old German woman with an appropriate gynaecological examination. “[I am] deeply ashamed by this incident because it goes against our Christian mission” the cardinal said.
German doctors shaken by corruption allegations
The German Medical Association has investigated nearly 1,000 cases of corrupt doctors over the past few years, according to its president, Frank Ulrich Montgomery.
Germany moves towards a compromise on circumcision
A row over circumcision in Germany has escalated after a formal complaint was lodged against a rabbi in the city of Hof.
German government wrangling over assisted suicide
A close friend should be allowed to help someone commit suicide, says the German Justice Minister, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger.
German doctor falsified documents in “transplant corruption” scandal
Shortly after a new law encouraging organ donation came into effect, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newpaper in Munich revealed that one of the country’s leading surgeons had been accused of systematically falsifying documentation to bump his patients up the waiting list.
Circumcision ban in Germany faces criticism
A state court decision in Cologne criminalising circumcision has sparked protest among Muslims and Jews for whom it is a religious duty.
Germany uneasy about teen cosmetic surgery
The German government is drafting legislation to ban cosmetic surgery for teenagers except for medical reasons. At the moment, there is no minimum age. As a result, patients under 20 account for about 10% of all cosmetic procedures, according to the Association of German Plastic Surgeons.
German football legend dies by assisted suicide
Timo Konietzka, former Germany international and the first footballer to score a goal in the country’s Bundesliga competition, died on Monday by assisted suicide, his wife reported to German media.
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