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Critically Appraising Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis to Prevent Disorders of Sexual Development: An Opportunity Missed
Laurence B. McCullough

Rob Sparrow (2013) undertakes a critical appraisal of the idea that the use of prenatal genetic diagnosis (PGD) to prevent the occurrence of disorders of sexual development (DSD) should be regarded as ethically suspect, at best, or impermissible, at worst. Like Gaul, Sparrow’s critical appraisal divides into three parts: the clinical need for PGD to prevent DSD; motivating objections to PGD ...

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Sports Medicine and Ethics
Daniela Testoni, Christoph P. Hornik, P. Brian Smith, Daniel K. Benjamin Jr. & Ross E. McKinney Jr.

Physicians working in the world of competitive sports face unique ethical challenges, many of which center around conflicts of interest. Team-employed physicians have obligations to act in the club’s best interest while caring for the individual athlete. As such, they must balance issues like protecting versus sharing health information, as well as issues regarding autonomous informed consen...

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Gender Eugenics? The Ethics of PGD for Intersex Conditions
Robert Sparrow

This article discusses the ethics of the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to prevent the birth of children with intersex conditions/disorders of sex development (DSDs), such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS). While pediatric surgeries performed on children with ambiguous genitalia have been the topic of intense bioethical controversy, t...

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