Blog Posts (26)
December 4, 2013
by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
Imagine that you were in a terrible car accident and suffered a huge loss of blood.…
July 25, 2013
Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
William Seidelman, MD
Arthur Caplan, PhD
A recurring assertion in the ongoing debate on abortion in the United States is the statement that pregnancy is an uncommon consequence of rape.…
June 21, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
This blog is one I have been thinking about writing for a while, but feared to do so out of concern of social stigma and reprisals.…
May 9, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
If you’re a teen in North Carolina, a new bill before the legislature may make it more difficult for you to get sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, mental health counseling, pregnancy care or even substance abuse treatment.…
May 6, 2013
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, I can’t help but reflect upon my own journey to motherhood, which began as a solo endeavor with an anonymous sperm donor due to an infertility diagnosis at 30. This time of year always makes me a bit reflective about what titles like mom and dad, mother and father actually mean. I often hear about “biological dads,” “real father,” etc., and this makes my head spin.…
January 11, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
A man answers an on-line ad to assist a same-sex female couple in a committed relationship who want to have a child.…
June 15, 2012
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.…
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November 11, 2013 6:47 pm
For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.
September 4, 2013 3:08 pm
Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment in this story on the cryopreservation of embryos.
August 28, 2013 2:48 pm
Connor Levy’s birth made history and might increase the number of successful pregnancies from in vitro fertilization.
August 27, 2013 1:07 pm
An infant’s brain activity is monitored for signs of learning in the uterus. Prenatal experiences shape infants’ brains, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
August 22, 2013 5:05 pm
Huge strides are being made in noninvasive prenatal screening tests to provide women with more information about the genetic makeup of their unborn babies early on in pregnancy.
August 6, 2013 2:19 pm
But a recent report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled, “HPV vaccine: Safe, effective, and grossly underutilized” claims that not enough parents are making good decisions.
July 31, 2013 2:40 pm
Emily Bazelon’s quotes the bioethicist Arthur Caplan and two doctors, Sabine Hildebrandt and William Seidelman, who in a blog post on bioethics.net, stated that a Nazi pregnancy experiment was a myth.
July 25, 2013 2:50 pm
Efforts to vaccinate girls against cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) have stalled, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
July 24, 2013 2:39 pm
The recent revelation that 148 female prisoners in two California institutions were sterilized between 2006 and 2010 is another example of the state’s long history of reproductive injustice and the ongoing legacy of eugenics.
July 15, 2013 3:17 pm
Female inmates at California prisons were sterilized without the required approval of state officials.
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