Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.

Xavier Symons | 19 May 2017 |
tags: canada, conscientious objection, euthanasia, ontario
Doctors worry about conscientious objection

Xavier Symons | 19 May 2017 |
tags: abortion, donald trump, mexico city policy
Mexico City policy will cover international health programs as well

Xavier Symons | 19 May 2017 |
tags: disclosure of biological parents, sperm donation
A Belgian bioethicist says No

Xavier Symons | 13 May 2017 |
ART clinics must prepare for “intrafamilial reproductive arrangements”, says the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Xavier Symons | 13 May 2017 |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, contraception, ezekiel emanuel, us
A new article on conscientious objection in the New England Journal of Medicine has sparked outcry among conservative bioethicists.

Xavier Symons | 13 May 2017 |
tags: assisted dying, australia, euthanasia, law
A recent episode of Q&A sparked debate about Christian support for assisted dying.

Xavier Symons | 6 May 2017 |
tags: female genital mutilation, islam, law, us
Two Detroit-based Muslim doctors have been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation.

Xavier Symons | 6 May 2017 |
tags: conflict of interest, us
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are strengthening their conflict of interest policy.

Xavier Symons | 6 May 2017 |
tags: clinical ethics, commercialization, ivf, uk
Journalists allege that women are being pressuring into exchanging eggs for free IVF treatment.

Xavier Symons | 22 Apr 2017 |
tags: transplant ethics, transplant surgery, uterus transplant
New innovations in organ transplantation pose unique problems for bioethicists.

Xavier Symons | 22 Apr 2017 |
tags: assisted dying, euthanasia, netherlands
Deaths by euthanasia increased 10% in the Netherlands in 2016, according to a new report.

Xavier Symons | 22 Apr 2017 |
tags: abortion, india, one-child policy, population control
The Indian state of Assam may enact a strict 'two child policy' in response to concerns about rapid population growth in the region.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2017 |
tags: art, genetic affinity, ivf, singapore, wrongful birth
A Singaporean court has ruled that parents have a strong interest in their 'genetic affinity' with their children.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2017 |
tags: ethics of technology, privacy, security
A small Swedish tech company is microchipping its employees for security access.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2017 |
tags: 23andme, genetic testing, law, us
A new set of 23andMe genetic tests have been authorised by the FDA.

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