Disparities in Maternal Mortality: Some American women have a higher risk of the highest cost of being pregnant
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Maternal mortality is a basic public health measure. It is also one of the many health outcomes on which the United States ranks much lower than other comparably developed nations. As per Ann Simmons’ superb article on the subject of … Continue reading

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New film coming out based on the disability rights book Far From The Tree
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You may or may not be familiar with the Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree, a book format study of difference within families including families raising children with “extraordinary needs.”  It’s a useful and important tool for teaching and learning about families and persons … Continue reading

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Gene editing technology: Where should we draw the line?
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Editor’s Note: This guest post comes to us from bioethicist Françoise Baylis. Professor Baylis is the Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University, Editor of the Canadian bioethics blog Impact Ethics, the author of numerous superb articles using feminist … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 issue of IJFAB is out, with special section Remembering Anne Donchin
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If you have already received your paper copy of the new Fall 2017 issue of International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (Vol 10 Iss 2), you will have noticed a new look. You may also have noticed that the journal’s international … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk of Inclusivity: Prohibitive Costs of Bioethics & Humanities Conferences

    Editor’s Note: This guest post comes to us from philosopher Saba Fatima, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Religious Studies at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.    Last year, I presented at the 2016 American Society for Bioethics Humanities (ASBH) … Continue reading

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Nurse bioethicists: doing bioethics as nurses, doing bioethics of nursing
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Over in the well-regarded journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, we find the new Winter 2017 issue (Vol 60 Iss 1), a special issue on “Disciplines of Bioethics: Personal Perspectives.” While there are valuable reflections from physicians, philosophers (Franklin Miller), lawyers and … Continue reading

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South Korea may loosen legal restrictions to encourage more research into human gene therapy
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In international bioethics news, South Korea might alter its bioethics law if lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea have their way. This law previously restricted human subject research on genetic alterations to those related to genetic diseases, cancer, … Continue reading

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Health consequences of Flint water crisis grow
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Recent reports indicate that the water crisis in Flint, MI, had unpredicted health consequences including increasing the rate of fetal deaths and miscarriages. The effect size is described by the authors of a new working paper as “horrifyingly large.”  You … Continue reading

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International Research on Herpes vaccines under fire for ethical lapses by government of St. Kitts
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At the end of August, news broke about an effort to develop a herpes vaccine. On the face of it a good use of human subject research, in fact the research conducted on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts was … Continue reading

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Should immigration enforcement take place in hospitals?
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America’s National Public Radio (NPR) aired a piece yesterday about a family that was waiting for care for their sick infant, when immigration enforcement moved and took the parents into custody after following them around the hospital for a long … Continue reading

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The mental health costs of losing DACA
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The New York Times has an article in yesterday’s paper called “The Psychic Toll of Trump’s DACA Decision.” As you may know, DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program in the United States. It is an initiative … Continue reading

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Only 2 clinics remain in the US to perform late-pregnancy abortion
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For some time now, there have only been 3 clinics in the United States that will perform late abortions (to read more about some late abortions, see this IJFAB blog entry on the topic). One of these, the Germantown Clinic … Continue reading

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