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 | 26 Nov 2016 |
tags: cambodia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy
An Australian nurse and fertility specialist has been arrested in Cambodia.

Xavier Symons | 26 Nov 2016 |
tags: abandoned embryos, embryo donation, ivf, uk
New HFEA figures indicate that close to 2.5 million embryos have been discarded in the UK.

Xavier Symons | 26 Nov 2016 |
tags: commercial surrogacy, surrogacy, us
An increasing number of gay couples in the US are turning to surrogacy.

Xavier Symons | 19 Nov 2016 |
tags: animal rights, law, neuroethics
Researchers have used chimpanzees as models for human psychopathy.

Xavier Symons | 19 Nov 2016 |
tags: abortion, ireland, law, scotland, uk
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she would consider funding abortions for women from Northern Island.

Xavier Symons | 19 Nov 2016 |
tags: law, marijuana, us
The debate surrounding marijuana in the US just got more complicated.

Xavier Symons | 19 Nov 2016 |
tags: canada, euthanasia, law
Academics are calling on the Canadian government to monitor euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 12 Nov 2016 |
tags: assisted suicide, marijuana, us
Colorado has voted for assisted suicide, while three other US states have voted to legalise recreational marijuana.

Xavier Symons | 12 Nov 2016 |
tags: abortion, disability, uk
A UK bill that would restrict disability-selective abortion has passed its second reading.

Xavier Symons | 12 Nov 2016 |
tags: bioethics discourse, euthanasia, law, religion, secularism
Should religious viewpoints be admitted to the euthanasia debate?

Xavier Symons | 5 Nov 2016 |
tags: cambodia, commercial surrogacy, law, surrogacy
Cambodia has become the latest South East Asian nation to ban commercial surrogacy.

Xavier Symons | 5 Nov 2016 |
tags: abortion, planned parenthood, politics, us
Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery in the US, according to 2014 Planned Parenthood data.

Xavier Symons | 5 Nov 2016 |
tags: euthanasia, law, us
Washington DC City Council voted to legalise euthanasia on Tuesday.

Xavier Symons | 29 Oct 2016 |
tags: clinical ethics, informed consent, negligence, uk
The Royal College of Surgeons has tightened its guidelines on informed consent procedures.

Xavier Symons | 29 Oct 2016 |
tags: canada, euthanasia, murder, nursing homes
A 49 year-old Canadian former nurse has been charged with the murder of 8 elderly nursing home residents.



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