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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    after a court found that they had been sterilized without their consent Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Namibia (2016-02-18)
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  • Uzbekistan may be secretly sterilising women
    doctor is told how many women we are expected to give contraception to how many women are to be sterilised says a gynaecologist from Tashkent the Uzbek capital There is a quota My quota is four women a month she says The push for sterilisation is strongest in rural Uzbekistan where some gynaecologists are expected to sterilise eight women per week One woman says she faced months of strange pains and severe bleeding after she gave birth to her son She then had an ultrasound check and discovered her uterus had been removed They just said to me What do you need more children for You already have two she told the BBC On paper sterilisations should be voluntary but women don t really get a choice says a senior physician from a provincial hospital It s very easy to manipulate a woman especially if she is poor You can say that her health will suffer if she has more children You can tell her that sterilisation is best for her Or you can just do the operation BBC Apr 12 MORE ON THESE TOPICS informed consent population control sterilization Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/uzbekistan_may_be_secretly_sterilising_women/10028 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: North Carolina may compensate victims of eugenics program
    she gave birth after being raped In a 1950 pamphlet the Human Betterment League of North Carolina said that the program was necessary to protect the children of future generations and the community at large You wouldn t expect a moron to run a train or a feebleminded woman to teach school it said Los Angeles Times Jan 25 MORE ON THESE TOPICS eugenics sterilization Please enable JavaScript to view

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/north_carolina_may_compensation_victims_of_eugenics_program/9915 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Massachusetts judge ordered forced abortion and sterilization of mentally ill woman
    coherent she insisted that she was very Catholic and would never do such a thing She knew what abortions were as her first pregnancy had been aborted She subsequently gave birth to a son whom her parents are caring for The case went before Judge Christina Harms a Harvard Law School graduate and a former lawyer in the State s welfare services Judge Harms ordered Mary Moe to have an abortion If she were intransigent she could be coaxed bribed or even enticed into the hospital Furthermore the judge wanted to put an end to these distressing pregnancies She ordered Mary More to be sterilized to avoid this painful situation from recurring in the future Harms reasoned that Mary Moe was not competent to make a decision about an abortion because of her substantial delusional beliefs But if she were competent she would choose to abort the child In the event Judge Harms was overruled The personal decision whether to bear or beget a child is a right so fundamental that it must be extended to all persons including those who are incompetent said the state appeals court As for the sterilization said one of the appeals judges The judge appears to have simply produced the requirement out of thin air The publicity given to this unusual case has led mental health advocates to wonder how often women are forcibly aborted and sterilised I didn t realize that forced sterilizations were going on anywhere said Howard Trachtman of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts told the Boston Globe If a precedent were set for that then you could see a whole slew of people filing for it or trying to get judges to order it Simply having a diagnosis of schizophrenia or any other mental illness is not a

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/massachusetts_judge_ordered_forced_abortion_and_sterilization_of_mentally_i/9899 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    assisted suicide Michael Cook 21 October 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Massachusetts On November 6 Massachusetts voters will choose whether or not their state should legalize assisted suicide Leading Massachusetts doctors go mano a mano over assisted suicide Michael Cook 03 August 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Massachusetts On election day in November Massachusetts will also vote on a referendum on assisted suicide or as its supporters call it assisted dying On July 31 Boston Globe featured parallel statements by a leading advocate of the measure and a leading foe Massachusetts judge ordered forced abortion and sterilization of mentally ill woman Michael Cook 21 January 2012 Comments tags abortion informed consent Massachusetts sterilization It is difficult to imagine a case better scripted for a discussion of informed consent than Mary Moe s Massachusetts abortion Massachusetts Medical Society reasserts opposition to physician assisted suicide Jared Yee 10 December 2011 Comments tags assisted suicide Massachusetts The 23 000 members of the Massachusetts Medical Society have voted against physician assisted suicide Its House of Delegates voted by a large majority for maintaining a policy the Society has had since 1996 Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Massachusetts (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    May 2010 Comments tags informed consent sterilization If women can t be trusted to care for children why should society allow them to have them Disabled girl should be sterilised says Australian court Michael Cook 12 March 2010 Comments tags informed consent sterilization Is it in her best interest Do they want population control in Massachusetts Michael Cook 16 January 2010 Comments tags informed consent population control sterilization Woman sterilised

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/sterilization/P20 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: A David who humbled Goliath
    to researchers The trickle release of his films on YouTube has been a public relations disaster for Planned Parenthood Its president Cecile Richards was grilled mercilessly last month by a Congressional committee over its activities in the wake of lurid headlines See the video above She has announced that it will continue to supply tissue but will no longer accept compensation Daleiden is a controversial figure but he has kept a very low profile until now The Washington Post has a sympathetic profile which sketches his background and motives Read it here MORE ON THESE TOPICS David Daleiden Planned Parenthood This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/a-david-who-humbled-goliath/11619 (2016-02-18)
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  • Gender, genetic information and sport
    to play on any team irrespective of it being a men s or women s team Someone could easily argue that a contrary policy is a form of genetic discrimination This approach involves identifying gender with chromosomes Some argue this doesn t address the proper function of sex segregation in sport As Klugman states the reason given for separating men and women in sports is supposedly fairness in men greater testosterone causes more muscle mass and men tend to be taller thus giving them an advantage in some sports The International Olympic Committee used to define gender based on a person s chromosomal identity a female was defined as having two x chromosomes But in 2012 the IOC scrapped their long standing policy and replaced it with a test based on androgen levels in a competitor s body MORE ON THESE TOPICS genethics sport transgender This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/gender-genetic-information-and-sport/11617 (2016-02-18)
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