» Sports Ethics Where the World Finds Bioethics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:30:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can Bioethicists (in Good Conscience) Watch the NFL? Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:14 +0000 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

Every year the National Football League (NFL) makes between an estimated $7 billion- $9 billion making it the most profitable American professional sports league. The players are arguably what attracts most people to the game and how the league makes its money, whether that be through game attendance or the sale of player related merchandise. The mental health of current players and especially retired players has come under a magnifying glass within the past decade. Past players and the families of past (and deceased) players have accused the NFL of mishandling players with concussions.…

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Fighting for the Body She Was Born With Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:16:55 +0000 0 A New Study Supports Female Athletes Unfairly Excluded From Sport Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:12:27 +0000 0 Regardless of location, concussions serious: study Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:54:32 +0000 0 Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:50:06 +0000 0 Low sperm counts, fertility drugs, and the NFL Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:12:07 +0000 by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

The use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports is well known by the general public. The high profiled cases of Jose Canseco, Shawne Merriman, Roger Clemens, Alexander Rodriguez, and many, many others has contributed to the attention to this issue. Performance enhancing drug use has prompted league commissioners to beef up policies on drugs in their respective leagues in the form of banned substance policies and punishment for violating those policies.

The lists of banned substances are meant to regulate one of the few controllable features of sports—advantages due to drugs.…

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For young athletes, more concussions reported Wed, 07 May 2014 21:52:45 +0000 0 “Drastic, unnecessary and irreversible medical interventions” imposed upon some female athletes Fri, 02 May 2014 19:29:51 +0000 0 Can Hazing Make a Team Stronger? Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:27:15 +0000 0 Concussed Kids Need Break From School Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:29:35 +0000 0 Sports Medicine and Ethics Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:20:23 +0000 0 1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:11:17 +0000 0 Professor of ethics says we should chill out about performance-enhancing drugs Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:16:27 +0000 0 In quest for excellence, athletes ingest unregulated drugs Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:01:29 +0000 Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered what happens to drugs when a company finds them to lack promise or they prove to be dangerous in animal testing? One might expect that such compounds are shelved or destroyed. But in the case of GW501516 by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the compound has become the darling of competitive athletics.

According to Julie Deadorff’s article in the Chicago Tribune, one drug known as GW501516 failed because it caused cancers in lab animals. GSK began looking at the drug in 2005 as a treatment for raising HDL cholesterol to counter metabolic syndrome.…

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NFL medical standards, practices are different than almost anywhere else Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:04:38 +0000 0 So Long, Lance. Next, 21st-Century Doping Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:08:40 +0000 0 Junior Seau (football) had degenerative brain disease CTE (from playing) when he committed suicide Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:44:12 +0000 0 NFL retirees more likely to have depression and cognitive problems, brain study shows Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:26:35 +0000 0 No evidence of EPO benefit, say scientists Fri, 07 Dec 2012 03:00:01 +0000 0 The Future of sport: Natural-Born Winners? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:59:43 +0000 0 The activist athlete Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:28:32 +0000 0 Football and the Sexual Side Effects of Head Trauma Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:39:17 +0000 0 The Ethics of Sports ‘We Need an Open Market for Doping’ Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:01:54 +0000 0 The IOC’s superwoman complex: how flawed sex-testing discriminates Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:32:24 +0000 0 Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:56:37 +0000 1 AJOB’s July Issue Online Now with Free Content! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:01:15 +0000 We are happy to share that AJOB’s July issue (a few weeks ahead of schedule) is now available online on and here. This month’s issue features three Target Articles all of which are related to sex, gender, and reproduction. TThe topics addressed in the journal include gender testing for elite female athletes, the use of contraception as part of research studies in Catholic healthcare, and responsibility for rising cesarean rates.

This  “Olympics issue” features the article “Out of Bounds?…

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