A Perth hospital has obtained a court order to force chemotherapy on the child.
Two UK doctors have called for a sweeping review of adolescent consent protocols.
A US$5.7 million study begins soon amidst ethical uncertainties
Ethicists and doctors have slammed recently passed legislation in the Australian state of Victoria that will revoke the anonymity of sperm donors.
A single vulnerable subject exposed to a dread disease without animal trials -- it's not sounding good
A new documentary tells the story of several mexican women who in the late 1960s and early 1970s were sterilized in US hospitals.
Is 'life's not much fun any more' good enough reason to refuse treatment?
The HHS is suggesting changes in the use of biospecimens, supervision of multicentre studies, and ethics oversight for trials not involving invasive interventions.
A British man chooses to die rather than lose his leg.
Alabama judge tells offenders to donate blood if they don't want to be fined
Research in the British Medical Journal has revealed that people with intellectual disabilities are routinely being given antipsychotic drugs to treat disruptive behaviour.
There is an increasing interest in this kind of treatment
The latest edition of the American Journal of Bioethics features a fascinating serious of articles on doctor-patient trust and Shared Decision Making (SDM).
They allege that their adopted child was unable to give consent to genital reconstruction.
The first time that an institution has refused to allow a patient to be given a lethal injection.
In an exclusive BioEdge interview, presidential advisor and renown bioethicist Daniel P. Sulmasy discusses the principle of informed consent.
Why not legalise euthanasia for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?
Australian case shows agony of hospital staff.
Johns Hopkins responds that the allegations are groundless.
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