Tag: sex

Blog Posts (8)

June 6, 2014

Low T, marketing, youth, and sex

Hormone replacement therapy is back in the news: not estrogen/progesterone for women, but testosterone for men. There are some similarities between the two therapies. Each was/is heralded by claims for the amazing cures it would/will provide for a multitude of life’s ailments. Estrogen/progesterone was prescribed for legions of women with a lot of assumptions that it would do wonderful things like help dementia and cardiovascular... // Read More »
December 8, 2010

How Far We Have Come (and Have Not): Children, Sex, and Gender

In 1965, two twin boys were born, Brian and Bruce. At six months, one of them began to have trouble with urination and had a circumcision which was unfortunately incorrectly performed, leaving his genitalia non-functional.…

August 12, 2010

Do We Harm Our Children By Naming Them "Pop"?

Sometimes parents can over-think things. Then sometimes parents are just crazy. Then sometimes parents name their child “Pop”.

According to the University of Oxford Practical Ethics Blog, a Swedish couple has decided to keep the sex of their toddler a secret as to avoid the pressures placed upon children from having to grow up as one gender or another.…

June 28, 2010

July Arrives Early for AJOB!

The July issue of The American Journal of Bioethics arrives early with three fascinating articles–two about sex (one the biological kind, the other the active kind) and the other about transhumanism.…

June 16, 2009

Cultural Sex Selection: No Harm, No Foul?

Emily Willingham asks an important question as to whether the apparent cultural preference toward having a male child in the family among Asian-Americans represents a harm–either to Asian-American girls, or simply to women generally.…

March 12, 2009

Cheaper, More Quiet, and Just: The Female Condom 2.0

Female Health Co has finally achieved a long sought after goal: a female condom that is affordable, user-friendly, and will allow for the double X chromosome crowd to take greater control over their sexual health.…

December 31, 2008

Electronic "Sex Chips"

Scientists in the UK are working on methods to stimulate the brain, specifically in the orbitofrontal cortex, the part of the brain that feels pleasure from eating and sex.…

October 28, 2008

And You Thought Electric Chairs Were Cruel and Inhuman

Oxford University’s Practical Bioethics Blog informs us that the tools of eugenics are alive and well in Europe–but for an entirely new reason all together.…

Published Articles (4)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 7 - Jul 2010

Sex, Romance, and Research Subjects: An Ethical Exploration

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 7 - Jul 2010

Why Bioethicists Still Need to Think More About Sex...

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 7 - Jul 2010

Sex Redux

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 10 Issue 7 - Jul 2010

Should Human Beings Have Sex? Sexual Dimorphism and Human Enhancement

News (1)

March 1, 2012 1:15 pm

QR Codes on Condoms: ‘Check-Ins’ Let You Share Your Safe Sex (TIME)

If you’re a social media junkie, you likely share plenty of your personal life online already. But are you “checking in” when you have sex? #bioethics #publichealth #socialmedia