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  • BioEdge: Saudi Arabian and Chinese couple search abroad for surrogate mothers
    person s child which is permissible in Islam Some commentators on the story also suggested that the husband take a second wife if the first is unable to bear a child In China surrogacy is also illegal so some couples are going to US surrogacy agencies The take away cost of a child for them is between US 120 000 and 140 000 But if the child is born on American soil it is constitutionally guaranteed US citizenship This may come in handy for the commissioning parents as a way of getting a US education for the child or as a path to US residency for them Surrogacy also allows parents to choose the gender of their baby and gives them a chance at having a second child in country which still enforces the one child policy Jennifer Garcia of the California surrogacy agency Extraordinary Conceptions told the Today show that about 55 of its clients are Chinese MORE ON THESE TOPICS China Saudi Arabia surrogacy 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

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Can Saudi Arabia find a doctor willing to participate in a punishment which involves paralyzing a convicted criminal Telling the truth in Saudi Arabia Michael Cook 27 October 2012 Comments tags genetic testing misattributed paternity privacy Saudi Arabia A case history from King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre in Riyadh Saudi Arabia about telling the truth Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Saudi+Arabia (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: China’s black market in scientific papers
    has particular urgency in China The gold standard is publication in indexed journals in English The number of papers a researcher has published in SCI ranked journals over a 5 year period is often the deciding factor in promotions and typically only papers on which the candidate is a first author or corresponding author count As a result shady agencies which act as brokers for data and ghost writing have mushroomed Science even found one website with a banner reading IT S UNBELIEVABLE YOU CAN PUBLISH SCI PAPERS WITHOUT DOING EXPERIMENTS The president of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Wei Yang says in an editorial in Science that this black market is dismaying but that things are definitely improving The development of good science in China should accomplish three goals to produce original breakthroughs to advance understanding from discoveries made elsewhere and to gain global influence None of this can happen until the scientific enterprise is healthy and credible MORE ON THESE TOPICS China research ethics research fraud 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/chinas_black_market_in_scientific_papers2/10792 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Violence in Chinese hospitals on the rise
    patient in Guandong province mercilessly beat two of the presiding doctors leaving one with kidney damage Doctors are gravely concerned about the lack of security in hospitals As one Wenling doctor reported there are very few security guards in the hospitals These security guards had no training Actually they can t protect us he said One reason for the rise in violence has been the increase volume of patients in hospitals after government reforms to make healthcare available to 90 of the population Hospital doctors are under intense pressure and often can devote no more than five minutes to each patient Another is rampant corruption Some doctors make care conditional on bribes If treatment goes wrong relatives are furious and can become violent Some doctors are receiving kung fu training to deal with unruly patients Needless to say policy experts are sceptical about such band aid solutions MORE ON THESE TOPICS China corruption 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/violence_in_chinese_hospitals_on_the_rise/10765 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    modification IVF euthanasia and abortion The latest issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics questions this arguing that corruption is the greatest moral challenge facing medicine today German doctors shaken by corruption allegations Michael Cook 19 January 2013 Comments tags corruption Germany transplant surgery The German Medical Association has investigated nearly 1 000 cases of corrupt doctors over the past few years according to its president Frank Ulrich Montgomery German doctor falsified documents in transplant corruption scandal Michael Cook 28 July 2012 Comments tags corruption Germany transplant surgery Shortly after a new law encouraging organ donation came into effect the Süddeutsche Zeitung newpaper in Munich revealed that one of the country s leading surgeons had been accused of systematically falsifying documentation to bump his patients up the waiting list Bioethics real life or an esoteric puzzle Michael Cook 01 June 2012 Comments tags bioethics corruption Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks But a passionate article in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that it is fundamental World Medical Association president elect arrested on graft charges Michael Cook 30 April 2010 Comments tags corruption India World Medical Association Dr

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  • BioEdge: Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency
    Under the 14th Amendment any person born on US soil is eligible for citizenship Many wealthy Chinese couples want to protect their own future as well They worry the Communist Party will change its attitude towards the upper class An American child will help them to obtain a green card and escape Surrogacy agencies in China are advertising precisely these features If you add in plane tickets and other expenses for only 300 000 you get two children and the entire family can immigrate to the US one surrogacy agent told Reuters Surrogacy laws in China are vague and overseas surrogacy is technically legal Parents will however need to apply for visas and resident permits for their children to come to China and may encounter difficulties MORE ON THESE TOPICS China surrogacy 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 fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable

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  • BioEdge: Chinese push to ban unethical doctors
    which also administers China s one child policy says that it will cooperate with judicial authorities in investigating bribery cases blacklist businesses and individuals that offer bribes and punish corruption with criminal charges or the revocation of qualifications Child trafficking is a huge business in China partly because of a shortage of children due to the one child policy It is estimated that between 20 000 and 40 000 children are stolen every year A few weeks ago an obstetrician in Fuping County Dr Zhang Shuxia was unmasked as a trafficker She would tell parents that the child was stillborn terminally ill or deformed and whisk it away to her accomplices She still charged her usual fee for services MORE ON THESE TOPICS China 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/chinese_push_to_ban_unethical_doctors/10661 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    its draconian one child policy is now worried about an epidemic of infertility The head of Guangdong s family planning commission Luo Wenzhi is appealing for sperm donors Donating your sperm is healthy he told a Chinese newspaper It won t hurt you nor kill you Chinese police arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust Michael Cook 11 August 2012 Comments tags China organ trafficking Chinese police have arrested 137 people including 18 doctors in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking Being a doctor in China is a dangerous profession Michael Cook 28 April 2012 Comments tags China professional standards Violence against doctors is increasing in China China Daily has reported that in 2010 17 000 violent incidents in about 70 of the country s hospitals This includes murder China to stop harvesting convict organs Jared Yee 31 March 2012 Comments tags China organ donation organ trafficking organ transplants China officials plan to end organ harvesting from death row inmates in a move to reform an organ donation system which has for many years relied heavily on prisoners Chinese couples seek surrogacy in US Jared Yee 25 February 2012 Comments tags China surrogacy US While Americans have long gone to China to adopt children Chinese couples are now travelling to US surrogacy clinics because it is illegal in their home country Research misconduct widespread in Chinese science comment Jared Yee 25 February 2012 Comments tags China research research misconduct Research misconduct is serious and widespread among Chinese scientists according to an editorial published in the China Daily China s Octomom highlights a booming surrogacy business Michael Cook 11 February 2012 Comments tags China surrogacy There is an extraordinary story behind the photo above These babies are allegedly the children of one wealthy couple in Guangzhou The wife had twins and two surrogate mothers each had triplets Although the story made national headlines in China late last year the couple has not been identified with good reason for gestational surrogacy is illegal there Is China harvesting organs from ethnic minorities Michael Cook 10 December 2011 Comments tags China organ trafficking A frightening article in the Weekly Standard sheds some light on the situation Investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann interviewed several Uighur refugees now living in the West who had witnessed the process of organ transplantation They tell stories of ghastly abuses of political prisoners Surrogacy thrives in China despite illegality Jared Yee 27 October 2011 Comments tags China surrogacy While surrogacy is illegal in China it is booming under lax oversight Pop culture wealthy Chinese drive booming medical tourism in Asia Jared Yee 15 October 2011 Comments tags China Korea medical tourism US It s one of the fastest growing industries in Asia Interview Art Caplan on boycotting Chinese organ transplants Michael Cook 11 October 2011 Comments tags China interviews organ donation In response to the barbarous practice of obtaining organs from executed prisoners in China the prominent US bioethicist Arthur Caplan together with other experts proposed an international boycott of organ

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/China/P20 (2016-02-18)
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