The Handmaid’s Tale: a roundup of media sources and related prior IJFAB Blog entries
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Over the next few weeks, IJFAB Blog will have several original blog entries on The Handmaid’s Tale, both the book and the new Hulu series that just began releasing episodes online Wednesday April 26, 2017. Until those are in and … Continue reading

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Sleep as a matter of justice
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Over at the LA Times, Benjamin Reiss has a fine consideration of the ethical importance of sleep differences in his article, “African Americans don’t sleep as well as whites, an inequality stretching back to slavery.” Poor sleep has negative health … Continue reading

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Climate Change is a Medical Ethics Issue, and this graph shows why it’s real
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Medical ethicists and public health specialists have argued for some time that climate change is  a health issue and a medical ethics issue. The four links in the previous sentences are a nice starting point if you want to bone … Continue reading

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Our own post-Easter resurrection: this Blog is fully operational
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Many thanks to PJ Welsh and Ezgi Sertler for the technical work behind the scenes restoring IJFAB Blog to full functionality! We are up and running.  Got a possible blog topic?  Contact the editor! … Continue reading

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Thank you for your patience

Hello, dear readers. As you may have noticed, IJFAB Blog has been down for a week and a half. While the blog is back up, we are working to fix access to our archive of blogs. You may notice that … Continue reading

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF IJFAB is an embarassment of riches
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Our parent journal, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  Lo those many years ago in Spring of 2008, our first issue, Doing Feminist Bioethics, was published. In the second issue, Lyerly, Little, and Faden’s article on … Continue reading

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WAY BACK MACHINE Spring 2016 IJFAB vol 9 no 1: articles on queerness and reproductive ethics, “boutique” ultrasound, homebirth, GMOs, feminist practices of bioethical pedagogy, feminist palliation

If you missed last Spring’s issue of our parent journal, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Spring of 2017 is a good time to jump in the Wayback Machine–before President Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK and the … Continue reading

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Each English language user is about to meet their language’s new gender neutral singular pronoun, with the release of the new Associated Press Stylebook
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For some time now, there has been a movement to address the English language’s need for a gender neutral singular pronoun. This need originates in the growing realization that using “he” to refer to a person whose gender you do … Continue reading

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Ebola Stigma and Lack of Access to Care in Liberia Cost the Life of an Ebola Fighter After Complications of Childbirth
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Salome Karwah was recognized by Time magazine as an Ebola fighter during the 2015 Ebola outbreak. She died February 21 from complications of childbirth by C-section. Days after the procedure, she collapsed from a seizure and began foaming at the … Continue reading

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‘Mom, I want to die, you can go in the Canada. I want to die in the snow, you can go, mom, in the Canada.’
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Recent developments in American politics continue to exacerbate the migration on foot of refugees from the US to Canada. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been covering this trend, and we at IJFAB Blog have also been watching. In a new … Continue reading

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“You suffer. That is enough for me.”
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Thanks to Gretchen Case for this image of the Pasteur Memorial at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  It is a timely reminder as the context for global public health shifts, and many powerful nations (US, UK, France, and other European … Continue reading

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International Efforts to Mitigate the effects of Trump’s Expanded Mexico City Policy
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Just a quick update on Trump’s expanded Mexico City Policy AKA the “global gag rule”, which we previously addressed.  The Netherlands are leading an effort to implement a fund which would replace funding stripped from organizations under the expanded U.S. … Continue reading

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