Tag: reproduction

Blog Posts (33)

June 26, 2012

More on Infanticide

Charles C. Camosy, Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham, decided to weigh in on the “After-Birth Abortion” article that caused such a stir a few months ago. He makes the case that ideas, no matter how abhorrant they seem on face, deserve debate and rational discussion.

Several philosophers I talked to could not understand [...]

June 15, 2012

AJOB's July Issue Online Now with Free Content!

We are happy to share that AJOB’s July issue (a few weeks ahead of schedule) is now available online on bioethics.net and here.…

June 5, 2012

CDC Creates National Plan for Infertility. Comments?

Today the CDC’s Division on Reproductive Health announced a draft version of a white paper entitled “A National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility” is now available for comment.…

April 20, 2012

Caplan: Time to Think about IVF Baby Health

Art Caplan reflects on study published in Fertility and Sterility which indicated that IVF babies have a 37% higher risk of being born with a birth defect compared to naturally conceived children.…

April 10, 2012

Octomom: "I Goofed."

According to LifeNews.com, Nadya Suleman admits that she made a mistake by undergoing an IVF procedure that resulted in the conception and birth of 8 children at once.…

April 9, 2012

Are "Anonymous Fathers" Really a Problem?

The Center for Bioethics and Culture continues its crusade against artificial reproduction; this time the target is sperm donation.  Its recent film Anonymous Father’s Day argues that using a sperm donor to conceive causes serious emotional impact on children of sperm donors from not knowing anything about their biological fathers” It is described as a “secret”  akin to a time bomb waiting to go off.…

May 17, 2010

Ethics of Reproductive Tourism Questioned

I was simply astonished to read the “ethical analysis” (if one could call it that) from DNAIndia.com in an article titled “New Age Moms Want Pregnancy Outsourced!”

Written from the Indian perspective, where everything from the UK and the US is outsourced to Indian laborers, I can understand the title, but the analysis is simply flawed every way.…

May 7, 2010

What's the Harm in a Pinprick?

It all depends on the context when asking the question–what’s the harm in a pinprick?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, when talking about female circumcision, their committee on bioethics has decided that the procedure should be permitted for American doctors.…

March 28, 2010

Women Get Back Their VBAC

After years of recommending against vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), a NIH consensus panel has called for women to have greater access to the procedure and for women to be able to exercise greater choice over which birthing method (whether repeat cesarean or VBAC) is right for them, says AAFP News Now.…

March 26, 2010

Second Seed

Yes, apparently it’s true, according to the Kansas City Star, that March Madness and vasectomies are linked.

Men willingly choose to schedule this somewhat uncomfortable procedure during the Big Tournament, specifically.…