The Zika Virus Vaccine Research Agenda and Pregnant Women
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest post by the Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy is cross-posted with the Canadian Bioethics blog Impact Ethics. The Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy provides recommendations to ensure that pregnant women are … Continue reading

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Things That Ought Not Be
Anna Gotlib

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” ― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain On July 10, 2013,  I began a post about forced-sterilization-as-eugenics by quoting Adolph Hitler: I have studied with great interest the laws of several American states concerning prevention of reproduction by people … Continue reading

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Link to recent review of important new book in disability studies

Earlier this year (2017), Hypatia Reviews Online did a review of Elizabeth Barnes’ 2016 book The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability. The review itself, by Nancy J. Hirschmann, is of great value to those of us trying to figure out where … Continue reading

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IJFAB discounted subscription rates

Hi, folks. I just got this in my e-mail and thought I’d share it more widely in case anyone is interested in the IJFAB subscription discount that University of Toronto Press is offering this summer. The full advert includes pictures … Continue reading

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“Rogue” doctor in India provides fertility to older patients
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As profiled in a recent Independent article, Dr. Anurog Bishnoi provides in vitro fertilization services to women who are often deemed “too old” by medical standards. Reading this excerpt, and the article, you might keep in mind classic themes of bioethics and … Continue reading

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Time to Update IJFAB’s Pronoun Conventions?
Kathryn MacKay

In light of recent controversies in philosophy surrounding how philosophers ought best to write about vulnerable social identities–whether gender or race–I’ve been thinking about some things. Many things, many of which I will not get into here. One of them … 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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It’s Only Words: On Refugees and Liminality
Anna Gotlib

I sit in front of my computer in New York, contemplating how I am going to speak to groups of people about refugees, narratives, and moral luck in two days’ time.  It is not that I am overly worried about … Continue reading

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A Door Slams in the Night
Kathryn MacKay

Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. – Emma Lazarus I’m writing … Continue reading

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