» Reproductive Medicine Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:45:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ethicists approve “3 parent” embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:19:59 +0000 0 Restricting Choices of Childbearing Women Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:56:12 +0000 by Bela Fishbeyn, M.S.

In this month’s issue of AJOB, Howard Minkoff and Mary Faith Marshall argue that we ought to acknowledge the inherent complexity and personal nature of risks involved in childbirth, and thus defer, when possible, to the decisions made by autonomous mothers-to-be. They place this in opposition to the claim that, “women have the right to choose how and where to give birth, but they do not have the right to put their baby at risk,” and discourage deference to the evaluations of clinicians and judges.…

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Fetal Risks, Relative Risks, and Relatives’ Risks Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:30:14 +0000 0 Restricting Choices of Childbearing Women Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:27:07 +0000 0 Unintended second pregnancies could be avoided Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:39:41 +0000 0 CDC: Too few schools meet recommendations for sex education Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:42:34 +0000 0 No Planned Parenthood cut-off in Republicans’ spending draft: Pelosi Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:48:08 +0000 0 U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:27:03 +0000 0 Woman Sues Hospital Over Traumatic Birth That ‘Turned Our Family Life Upside Down’ Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:11:06 +0000 0 S.F. woman who sought to have embryos preserved loses legal case Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:52:23 +0000 0 Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion? Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:12:35 +0000 0 Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion? Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:45:54 +0000 0 Sleepwalking Into Infertility: The Need for a Public Health Approach Toward Advanced Maternal Age Sun, 01 Nov 2015 22:48:18 +0000 0 Planned Parenthood revises reimbursement policy after video uproar Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:54:38 +0000 0 Elective or Life-Saving? Catholic Hospitals and the Ban on Tubal Ligation Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:10:53 +0000 0 Is it Ethical for Parents to Create a Savior Sibling? Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:10:53 +0000 0 Pregnant cancer patients shouldn’t terminate or delay treatment: study Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:41:48 +0000 0 Researchers Apply For Permission To Alter DNA Of Human Embryos Fri, 18 Sep 2015 21:27:08 +0000 0 Is Sex Selection Ethical? Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:09:02 +0000 0 Coerced sterilization of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread: researcher Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:47:54 +0000 0 Legal case tests religious hospitals’ right to deny procedures Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:33:58 +0000 0 In graphic detail, medical journal describes ‘heavy overtones’ of sexual assault in operating room Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:02:29 +0000 0 Investigating Two Claims Against Planned Parenthood: Center of Medical Progress’s Secret Videos Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:39 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Before you being reading, I have a disclaimer: Growing up, my mother worked for Planned Parenthood. As a nurse, she practiced in their clinics offering well women services, counseling, and contraception. After many years, she went on to direct their clinic’s in vitro fertilization program. I also heard the word “Planned Parenthood” stated with a quick northeastern accent. Said that way, as a child, I thought the place was called “Plant Parenthood” and wondered what plants had to do with women’s health.…

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Not all new mothers in U.S. get advice on breastfeeding, infant care: survey Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:41:51 +0000 0 India set to become world’s most populous country by 2022 – U.N. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:34:20 +0000 0 Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue donation Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:07:30 +0000 0 Video of Planned Parenthood executive discussing tissue, organ prices sparks abortion firestorm Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:53:07 +0000 0 Planned Parenthood, Tissue Donation, and American Politics: A Call to Separate the Debate in the Media Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:52:25 +0000 by Macey L. Henderson, JD and Brianna L. Doby

The controversy over Planned Parenthood seems to be as old as time in American politics, but now the public perception of donated tissue for medical research might be at stake. Most recently, a video surfaced alleging to show the Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood engaging in what appears to be the buying and selling of tissue from fetuses to a start-up biotech firm. Let’s be clear: This is not the first attack on Planned Parenthood, nor will it be the last.…

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Battle over S.F. couple’s frozen embryos heads to court Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:20:40 +0000 0 iPhone App Will Track Sexual Activity and Reproduction Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:06:00 +0000 0 Reflections on Father’s Day from a “Single” Mother Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:02:29 +0000 by Nanette Elster, JD, MPH

Today on Father’s Day, as I miss my own father who has been gone for 17 years now, I am reflecting on my decision to intentionally become a single mother. I think about all of the ways my father shaped the woman I am today and how he is the one who gave me the courage to become a mother with or without a husband or partner. He is the one who gave me career advice, dating advice, took me to get my first prom dress (and even my first bra).…

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Health Woman Bears Child From Ovarian Tissue Frozen When She Was 13 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:13:34 +0000 0 Peruvian women haunted by forced sterilization seek state apology Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:07:54 +0000 0 Idaho abortion restrictions are unconstitutional: appeals court Fri, 29 May 2015 17:13:59 +0000 0 U.S. science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology Wed, 20 May 2015 16:32:11 +0000 0 Should someone who does not want biological children be diagnosed as infertile? Tue, 19 May 2015 08:05:43 +0000 0 U.S. says insurers must cover FDA-approved birth control methods Thu, 14 May 2015 19:39:37 +0000 0 How should we define infertility and who counts as infertile? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:04:44 +0000 0 DNA Blood Test Accurately Identifies Down Syndrome in Fetus Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:30:27 +0000 0 Abortion Wars: Arizona Mandates Unscientific “Truths” Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:18:04 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Arizona legislature has apparently gone through medical school and graduated. They have passed a new law of the land. A person in Arizona is no longer permitted to buy health insurance on the health exchange if the plan provides coverage for abortion (except for the cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger).

A second provision of the law is what has troubled most people. The law now requires that a physician tell his or her patient that a medically induced abortion can be reversed.…

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Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:57:03 +0000 0 Frankenstein babies and designer babies? Ethical concerns raised by “3 person embryos” Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:03:45 +0000 0 Ethics of Penile Transplants Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:13:04 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This weekend, doctors in South Africa announced a new first—a successful penis transplant. The 9-hour operation took place in December 2014. After three months of recovery, the recipient is able to urinate, achieve an erection and a sexual response. As of yet, the recipient does not have full sensation in the organ.

The recipient was 18 years old when he underwent a ritual circumcision that went wrong and left him with 1cm of the original penis.…

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Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:35:44 +0000 0 Men’s reproductive health: Neglected in policy and practice Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:02:56 +0000 0 HPV vaccine linked to less-risky behavior Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:31:15 +0000 0 UK Set to Legalize Babies With DNA From 3 Parents Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:07:09 +0000 0 Ritual Male Infant Circumcision and Human Rights Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:01:35 +0000 0 Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debate Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:51:59 +0000 0 The Need for Patient Navigators for Fertility Preservation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:05 +0000 0