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  • Prescribe morning-after pills to young teenagers, say US pediatric group
    and Drug Administration FDA called the decision significant and said it s not often you see physician organizations saying that their patients are better off without the physician involvement The announcement sparked concern with some religious groups Michael O Dea of nonprofit Christus Medicus Foundation called it a violation of parents rights to be the primary educator of their children The US Conference of Catholic Bishops called the declaration tragic Theresa Notare of the Conference s Natural Family Planning Program said It is a very sad day when physicians think that good medicine is to attack an adolescent girl s healthy fertility with potent drugs just to prevent a possible pregnancy She continued This recommendation becomes tragic when we consider that the recommendation is built upon overriding a parent s rights over their own children she said Emergency contraception for teenagers has been highly controversial for nearly a decade Last December the FDA approved over the counter sales with no age limits but Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled this decision ordering that the pills be available only by prescription for girls under 17 The Center for Reproductive Rights a global advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to overturn Sebelius decision The AAP said in its policy statement that pediatricians should inform their patients about all legal treatments even those to which they object Reuters Nov 26 MORE ON THESE TOPICS contraception contraceptive pill US This article is published by Jared Yee 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

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    pediatric group Jared Yee 30 November 2012 Comments tags contraception contraceptive pill US On Monday the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP called on pediatricians in the US to provide advice to all adolescent patients about emergency contraception and to prescribe it to girls under 17 in advance Male fertility in steep decline Michael Cook 28 April 2010 Comments tags contraceptive pill infertility Mum s to blame Search BioEdge Subscribe to

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  • Bahrain sentences protest docs to prison
    also said the medics could choose to pay a fine of 200 dinars US 530 to have their sentences suspended and that they had the right to appeal The case dates back to February and March 2011 when the medics worked at the Salmaniya Medical Centre in Manama The hospital treated many who were injured when security forces suppressed pro democratic protests Doctors at Salmaniya Medical Centre voiced opposition to the crackdown in interviews with foreign press after treating the injured or engaged in the protests after shots were fired at ambulances Physicians for Human Rights claims that at least 95 health workers were arrested after King Hamad declared a state of emergency and brought in military forces from neighbouring Gulf states The medics and human rights groups say the convictions were politically motivated and aimed at quashing dissent BBC News Nov 21 BMJ Nov 23 MORE ON THESE TOPICS Bahrain medical ethics politics and bioethics This article is published by Jared Yee 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

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    of last year according to the BBC A Black Day for Bahrain Michael Cook 13 October 2012 Comments tags Bahrain medical neutrality Bahrain jailed six health workers earlier this month for their role in last year s pro democracy uprising Doctors patients persecuted in Arab turmoil Jared Yee 26 May 2012 Comments tags Bahrain bioethics Syria Doctors in Syria and Bahrain risk arrest and prison for treating patients without fear or favour Bahraini doctors jailed for treating protesters Michael Cook 01 October 2011 Comments tags Bahrain medical ethics Most news about military medical ethics involves doctors who harm patients But in Bahrain 20 Shi ite doctors and nurses have been jailed for up to 15 years for helping patients Bahrain medics arrested for helping protesters Michael Cook 07 May 2011 Comments tags Bahrain politics and bioethics Major American medical associations have denounced arrests of Bahraini doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters In a letter to the government they say 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

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    in your genes Michael Cook 01 September 2012 Comments tags gene of the week genetics politics and bioethics Studies asserting that political preferences are genetically determined are dog whistles for the media and consequently great publicity for journals So on cue at the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week Trends in Genetics issued a press release about a highly positive review of research into genetics and political behaviour Bioethicist denounces silence on Taliban polio vaccine ban Jared Yee 21 June 2012 Comments tags polio politics and bioethics Bioethicist Art Caplan has denounced international silence after a powerful Taliban leader in northern Pakistan banned the vaccination of 161 000 children against polio The Brave New World vs 1984 debate Michael Cook 09 March 2012 Comments tags moral enhancement politics and bioethics Aldous Huxley s Brave New World is a touchstone for much commentary on contemporary bioethical debates from moral enhancement to genetic engineering to assisted reproduction Published in 1933 its vision now seems prophetic at least in some circles The rival prophecy of a totalitarian future is George Orwell s 1984 which projects the logic of Stalinism into the distant future Bahrain medics arrested for helping protesters

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  • Terry Pratchett assisted suicide documentary wins International Emmy
    voiced his support for legalising assisted suicide he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s disease in late 2007 The program also won a Grierson British Documentary Award for Best Documentary on a contemporary theme Critics described the series as one sided and propaganda for euthanasia and the BBC received over 1200 formal complaints questioning whether the show should have been aired Pratchett told the BBC in 2011 You can tell in the film that I m moved The incongruity of the situation overtakes you A man has died that s a bad thing But he wanted to die that s a good thing Independent Nov 20 Daily Mail Nov 20 London Telegraph Nov 7 Guardian Jun 11 2011 MORE ON THESE TOPICS assisted suicide Dignitas films This article is published by Jared Yee 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

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    assisted suicide Dignitas Switzerland The Swiss group Dignitas has filed a complaint against the Zurich prosecutor s office for interrupting an assisted suicide First figures on assisted suicide published Jared Yee 31 March 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas suicide Switzerland Assisted suicide cases in Switzerland have grown steadily over the past decade to almost 300 in 2009 its Federal Statistics Office reported this week Assisted suicide booms in Switzerland Jared Yee 25 February 2012 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas suicide Switzerland The number of patients in Switzerland who killed themselves with the help of assisted suicide organisations rose significantly in 2011 new figures show Family doctor helped up to 30 to end their lives at clinic Jared Yee 16 September 2011 Comments tags Dignitas suicide Switzerland UK A former GP from the UK admitted last week to helping as many as 30 people to end their lives at Dignitas suicide clinic in Switzerland Dignitas not a typical holiday get away Michael Cook 24 June 2011 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas About 160 Britons have died at Dignitas about one in six of the clients of the Swiss suicide clinic in Zurich What is it like Dignitas inspires prize winning Belgian film Michael Cook 06 November 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas films Ludwig Minelli First prize at Rome Film Festival Dignitas boss let partners of terminally ill who commit suicide die too Jared Yee 27 October 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas Switzerland Deliverance for the dying and their partners too Has assisted suicide made the founder of Dignitas a millionaire Michael Cook 03 July 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas Swiss newspaper investigates finances of Dignitas Ashes found in Lake Zurich put spotlight on Dignitas Jared Yee 28 April 2010 Comments tags assisted suicide Dignitas Ludwig Minelli Suicide

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    healthcare system this is detached and dispassionate But what emerges is the impression that at least some parts of it are in crisis Filmed over five months it creates a composite picture of a single day in the hospital This seems well worth watching Don t let them put you under Michael Cook 07 September 2012 Comments tags films organ trafficking Coma is a recent four hour TV mini series based on the 1978 Michael Crichton thriller about a young medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table Needed an expert in robot ethics Michael Cook 24 August 2012 Comments tags films robot ethics Your bioethics movie of the week deals with robot ethics Bourne gets enhanced Michael Cook 02 August 2012 Comments tags enhancement films military ethics Hollywood takes a definitive look at genetic enhancement in the latest instalment in the Bourne series The Bourne Legacy to be released next week Palme d Or goes to euthanasia film Michael Cook 01 June 2012 Comments tags euthanasia films Another meditation upon compassionate euthanasia is making headlines among film buffs Amour by the Austrian director Michael Haneke won the Palme D Or at Cannes this week Cosmetic surgery at its best Michael Cook 13 April 2012 Comments tags cosmetic surgery films Saving Face is a documentary about the tragic cases of Pakistani who have been disfigured by acid attacks It follows London based Pakistani plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad as he tries to help two women It won the 84th Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short Subject It looks terrific Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies Michael Cook 09 April 2012 Comments

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