Bioethics.net » Reproductive Medicine http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory ‘could help children’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50944 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/feed/ 0 My Neighborhood Makes It Easier to Get Pregnant Than To Go To College http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:43:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50916 http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/feed/ 0 The importance of assisted reproductive technologies for women in “developing” countries http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/the-importance-of-assisted-reproductive-technologies-for-women-in-developing-countries/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/the-importance-of-assisted-reproductive-technologies-for-women-in-developing-countries/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:03:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=b5d21b37d99de1dfe5a6af011f6a3b15 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/the-importance-of-assisted-reproductive-technologies-for-women-in-developing-countries/feed/ 0 Free Birth Control Not Associated With Risky Sexual Behavior http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:38:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50806 http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/feed/ 0 Planned Parenthood, Tucson gynecologist, fighting tighter regulations on abortion drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:04:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50763 http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/feed/ 0 Tampering With Evolution? “Three Parent Embryos” http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/tampering-with-evolution-three-parent-embryos/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/tampering-with-evolution-three-parent-embryos/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:14:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50753 by Maurice Bernstein, MD

Babies are born with  a progressive neurometabolic disorder with a general onset in infancy or childhood, often after a viral infection, but can also occur in teens and adults.  The disease is seen on MRI as dead or dying tissue within the brain and though the child appears normal at birth,  in a few months to two years of age, though earlier or later,  there is loss of basic skills and finally the child may have  heart, kidney, vision and breathing complications. …

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/tampering-with-evolution-three-parent-embryos/feed/ 0
The Market For DNA-Sequencing-Based Down’s Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:57:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50735 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/feed/ 0 Blood Test Provides More Accurate Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-provides-more-accurate-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-provides-more-accurate-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:46:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50726 http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-provides-more-accurate-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome/feed/ 0 Intersextion: Germany Allows Parents to Choose “No Sex” on Birth Certificate http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/intersextion-germany-allows-parents-to-choose-no-sex-on-birth-certificate/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/intersextion-germany-allows-parents-to-choose-no-sex-on-birth-certificate/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:48:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50715 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In Jeffrey Eugenides Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Middlesex, readers are introduced to a protagonist, Cal Stephanides, who is male with female traits. This best seller helped to bring into the mainstream consciousness the notion of people who are born intersex—having characteristics of male and female sex organs. Or more generally, a person born with sex organs that fall outside what is considered the male or female norm. For example, a girl with a very large clitoris, or a boy with a very small penis or scrotum that looks more like labia.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/intersextion-germany-allows-parents-to-choose-no-sex-on-birth-certificate/feed/ 0
FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-weighs-risks-of-3-person-embryo-fertilization/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-weighs-risks-of-3-person-embryo-fertilization/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:39:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50677 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-weighs-risks-of-3-person-embryo-fertilization/feed/ 0 Who Causes Fetal Harm and Who Is Blamed? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/who-causes-fetal-harm-and-who-is-blamed/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/who-causes-fetal-harm-and-who-is-blamed/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:02:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=cd5c0ebf9ea1a80bd064b5ef59f4146f http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/who-causes-fetal-harm-and-who-is-blamed/feed/ 0 Unusual Iowa abortion rule has surprising result http://www.bioethics.net/news/unusual-iowa-abortion-rule-has-surprising-result/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/unusual-iowa-abortion-rule-has-surprising-result/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:40:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50656 http://www.bioethics.net/news/unusual-iowa-abortion-rule-has-surprising-result/feed/ 0 Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:44:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50544 http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-much-higher-for-girls-with-serious-mental-illness-study/feed/ 0 To Catch a Killer Gene: Sisters Race to Stop Mystery Disease http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:31:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50541 http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/feed/ 0 Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:37:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50484 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/feed/ 0 Breastfeeding Is Now Required By Law In The United Arab Emirates http://www.bioethics.net/news/breastfeeding-is-now-required-by-law-in-the-united-arab-emirates/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/breastfeeding-is-now-required-by-law-in-the-united-arab-emirates/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50465 http://www.bioethics.net/news/breastfeeding-is-now-required-by-law-in-the-united-arab-emirates/feed/ 0 Seeing ultrasound rarely changes abortion plans: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-ultrasound-rarely-changes-abortion-plans-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-ultrasound-rarely-changes-abortion-plans-study/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:24:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50464 http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-ultrasound-rarely-changes-abortion-plans-study/feed/ 0 Thank The Pill For Abortion Rate Drop http://www.bioethics.net/news/thank-the-pill-for-abortion-rate-drop/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/thank-the-pill-for-abortion-rate-drop/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:49:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50451 http://www.bioethics.net/news/thank-the-pill-for-abortion-rate-drop/feed/ 0 ‘Miscarriage Management’: The Next Front in the Abortion Wars http://www.bioethics.net/news/miscarriage-management-the-next-front-in-the-abortion-wars/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/miscarriage-management-the-next-front-in-the-abortion-wars/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:53:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50452 http://www.bioethics.net/news/miscarriage-management-the-next-front-in-the-abortion-wars/feed/ 0 Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women http://www.bioethics.net/news/sex-pregnancy-poorly-understood-by-women/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/sex-pregnancy-poorly-understood-by-women/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:46:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50348 http://www.bioethics.net/news/sex-pregnancy-poorly-understood-by-women/feed/ 0 Brain-dead pregnant woman to be laid to rest after being removed from life support http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-dead-pregnant-woman-to-be-laid-to-rest-after-being-disconnected-from-life-support/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-dead-pregnant-woman-to-be-laid-to-rest-after-being-disconnected-from-life-support/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:45:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50347 http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-dead-pregnant-woman-to-be-laid-to-rest-after-being-disconnected-from-life-support/feed/ 0 What’s at issue in Texas battle over brain-dead pregnant woman http://www.bioethics.net/news/whats-at-issue-in-texas-battle-over-brain-dead-pregnant-woman/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/whats-at-issue-in-texas-battle-over-brain-dead-pregnant-woman/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:02:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50309 http://www.bioethics.net/news/whats-at-issue-in-texas-battle-over-brain-dead-pregnant-woman/feed/ 0 Building the Better Baby http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/building-the-better-baby/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/building-the-better-baby/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:03:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50287 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 1997 film GATTACA, a couple anxious to have a child sit down with their doctor. He shows them the very best embryos that were produced from combining their gametes. The physician explains that he will help them to have a child who is the very best of themselves by choosing the best embryos and tweaking the DNA.  In 2014, BGI, a Chinese company, is hoping that it will soon be able to offer parents a similar option—choosing the “smartest” embryo.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/building-the-better-baby/feed/ 0
Wombmates in Wisconsin http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/wombmates-in-wisconsin/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/wombmates-in-wisconsin/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:58:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50270 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Women of Wisconsin better make some room as they are about to have some visitors: Their  in-laws may come to spend time in their uterus. Wisconsin bill SB201 (companion to AB217) allows a mother, father or grandparent to seek compensatory damages from the person who performed an abortion. The relatives may also seek money for emotional and psychological harm. If the damages are awarded, the provider would pay further damages of $10,000 and attorney fees. If injunctive relief is sought, then the court may prevent the physician from performing abortions in the future.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/wombmates-in-wisconsin/feed/ 0
Three Biological Parents and a Baby http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:01:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50031 http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/feed/ 0 $50M awarded over birth defect; test said baby would be OK http://www.bioethics.net/news/50m-awarded-over-birth-defect-test-said-baby-would-be-ok/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/50m-awarded-over-birth-defect-test-said-baby-would-be-ok/#comments Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:03:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50032 http://www.bioethics.net/news/50m-awarded-over-birth-defect-test-said-baby-would-be-ok/feed/ 0 When Religion Trumps Medicine http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/when-religion-trumps-medicine/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/when-religion-trumps-medicine/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:38:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=49939 by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

Imagine that you were in a terrible car accident and suffered a huge loss of blood. An ambulance comes and takes you, dazed and in pain, to the only hospital within a hundred mile area of the accident. That hospital happens to be affiliated with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Everything at the hospital is state of the art. The doctors and nurses are all well trained. There is only one hitch in terms of your medical care.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/when-religion-trumps-medicine/feed/ 0
Exercise During Pregnancy Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:47:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49782 http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/feed/ 0 Gender Eugenics? The Ethics of PGD for Intersex Conditions http://www.bioethics.net/articles/gender-eugenics-the-ethics-of-pgd-for-intersex-conditions/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/gender-eugenics-the-ethics-of-pgd-for-intersex-conditions/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:32:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=48811 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/gender-eugenics-the-ethics-of-pgd-for-intersex-conditions/feed/ 0 Critically Appraising Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis to Prevent Disorders of Sexual Development: An Opportunity Missed http://www.bioethics.net/articles/critically-appraising-prenatal-genetic-diagnosis-to-prevent-disorders-of-sexual-development-an-opportunity-missed/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/critically-appraising-prenatal-genetic-diagnosis-to-prevent-disorders-of-sexual-development-an-opportunity-missed/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:11:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=48809 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/critically-appraising-prenatal-genetic-diagnosis-to-prevent-disorders-of-sexual-development-an-opportunity-missed/feed/ 0 Long-frozen embryo brings joy to adoptive parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/long-frozen-embryo-brings-joy-to-adoptive-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/long-frozen-embryo-brings-joy-to-adoptive-parents/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:08:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48773 http://www.bioethics.net/news/long-frozen-embryo-brings-joy-to-adoptive-parents/feed/ 0 Baby boy is the first to result from new embryo screening technique http://www.bioethics.net/news/baby-boy-is-the-first-to-result-from-new-embryo-screening-technique/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/baby-boy-is-the-first-to-result-from-new-embryo-screening-technique/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:48:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48679 http://www.bioethics.net/news/baby-boy-is-the-first-to-result-from-new-embryo-screening-technique/feed/ 0 Fetus in womb learns language cues before birth, study finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/fetus-in-womb-learns-language-cues-before-birth-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fetus-in-womb-learns-language-cues-before-birth-study-finds/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:07:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48663 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fetus-in-womb-learns-language-cues-before-birth-study-finds/feed/ 0 As Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome Increases, So Do Concerns About Counseling http://www.bioethics.net/news/as-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome-increases-so-do-concerns-about-counseling/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/as-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome-increases-so-do-concerns-about-counseling/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:05:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48623 http://www.bioethics.net/news/as-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome-increases-so-do-concerns-about-counseling/feed/ 0 HPV vaccine effective but grossly underutilized http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-effective-but-grossly-underutilized/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-effective-but-grossly-underutilized/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:19:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48472 http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-effective-but-grossly-underutilized/feed/ 0 Uncovering the Truth Behind a Twisted Anti-Abortion Tale http://www.bioethics.net/news/uncovering-the-truth-behind-a-twisted-anti-abortion-tale/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/uncovering-the-truth-behind-a-twisted-anti-abortion-tale/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:40:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48419 http://www.bioethics.net/news/uncovering-the-truth-behind-a-twisted-anti-abortion-tale/feed/ 0 RAPE AND ABORTION: NEGATING A MYTH http://www.bioethics.net/2013/07/rape-and-abortion-negating-a-myth/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/07/rape-and-abortion-negating-a-myth/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:42:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48365 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. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., has recently argued on the floor of the House of Representatives that an exception for rape wasn’t necessary in a proposed law banning abortions after 20 weeks because “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”

Why do so many Americans believe this claim?…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2013/07/rape-and-abortion-negating-a-myth/feed/ 0
Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-girls-getting-hpv-vaccine-cdc/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-girls-getting-hpv-vaccine-cdc/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:50:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48357 http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-girls-getting-hpv-vaccine-cdc/feed/ 0 Sterilization Abuse in State Prisons: Time to Break With California’s Long Eugenic Patterns http://www.bioethics.net/news/sterilization-abuse-in-state-prisons-time-to-break-with-californias-long-eugenic-patterns/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/sterilization-abuse-in-state-prisons-time-to-break-with-californias-long-eugenic-patterns/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:39:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48343 http://www.bioethics.net/news/sterilization-abuse-in-state-prisons-time-to-break-with-californias-long-eugenic-patterns/feed/ 0 Echoes of eugenics http://www.bioethics.net/news/echoes-of-eugenics/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/echoes-of-eugenics/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:17:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48033 http://www.bioethics.net/news/echoes-of-eugenics/feed/ 0 Ethicists Find UK Ban On Embryo Sex Selection ‘Unjustifiable’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethicists-find-uk-ban-on-embryo-sex-selection-unjustifiable/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethicists-find-uk-ban-on-embryo-sex-selection-unjustifiable/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:10:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47925 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethicists-find-uk-ban-on-embryo-sex-selection-unjustifiable/feed/ 0 FDA Approves Morning After Pill Over-The-Counter Sales After Court Order http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-approves-morning-after-pill-over-the-counter-sales-after-court-order/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-approves-morning-after-pill-over-the-counter-sales-after-court-order/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:33:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47833 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-approves-morning-after-pill-over-the-counter-sales-after-court-order/feed/ 0 Why Don’t We Talk More About the Hard Stuff http://www.bioethics.net/2013/06/why-dont-we-talk-more-about-the-hard-stuff/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/06/why-dont-we-talk-more-about-the-hard-stuff/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:12:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=47827 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. In short, I have wanted to write about abortion laws in the United States, one of the most controversial topics in our society.

According to Planned Parenthood (even using this organization’s statistics is controversial since there are strong political feelings about the group), in the first three months of 2013, over 694 legal provisions have been considered on national and state levels to restrict abortion.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2013/06/why-dont-we-talk-more-about-the-hard-stuff/feed/ 0
HPV vaccine reduces cancer virus in girls by 56% http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-reduces-cancer-virus-in-girls-by-56/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-reduces-cancer-virus-in-girls-by-56/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:05:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47807 http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-reduces-cancer-virus-in-girls-by-56/feed/ 0 Pregnant Workers Face Routine Discrimination, Report Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-workers-face-routine-discrimination-report-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-workers-face-routine-discrimination-report-says/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:05:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47791 http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnant-workers-face-routine-discrimination-report-says/feed/ 0 U.S. Drops Bid to Limit Sales of Morning-After Pill http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-drops-bid-to-limit-sales-of-morning-after-pill/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-drops-bid-to-limit-sales-of-morning-after-pill/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:14:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47694 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-drops-bid-to-limit-sales-of-morning-after-pill/feed/ 0 America’s teen birthrate takes another dive http://www.bioethics.net/news/americas-teen-birthrate-takes-another-dive/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/americas-teen-birthrate-takes-another-dive/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 21:57:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47514 http://www.bioethics.net/news/americas-teen-birthrate-takes-another-dive/feed/ 0 Judge refuses to delay ruling on Plan B http://www.bioethics.net/news/judge-refuses-to-delay-ruling-on-plan-b/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/judge-refuses-to-delay-ruling-on-plan-b/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 17:48:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47327 http://www.bioethics.net/news/judge-refuses-to-delay-ruling-on-plan-b/feed/ 0 Magical NC Bill Builds Obstacles to Teen Health http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/magical-nc-bill-builds-obstacles-to-teen-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/magical-nc-bill-builds-obstacles-to-teen-health/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 20:40:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=47312 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. To receive any of those, a teen would need written, notarized parental consent. A parent could not simply give permission on the phone, via a note, or even by signing a consent form. No, the parent has to use a notary to give permission.…

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/magical-nc-bill-builds-obstacles-to-teen-health/feed/ 0
“Donor Dad” or “Gene”? The Language of False Hopes and False Expectations http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/donor-dad-or-gene-the-language-of-false-hopes-and-false-expectations/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/donor-dad-or-gene-the-language-of-false-hopes-and-false-expectations/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 17:57:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=47268 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. Even the trailer for the 2010 movie The Kids are All Right highlighted the terms “biological dad” and “donor dad”. …

]]>
http://www.bioethics.net/2013/05/donor-dad-or-gene-the-language-of-false-hopes-and-false-expectations/feed/ 0