Tag: autonomy

Tag: autonomy

The Ethics of Sex Selection
July 11, 2023 Gender Dvita Bhattacharya

(Un)conditional Love: The Ethics of Selecting and Designing on the Basis of Sex By Dvita Bhattacharya Since its birth in the 1890s, reproductive technology have changed our fundamental beliefs about life and procreation by giving parents and doctors the godlike power to select a fetus’s traits and determine a child’s characteristics. This paper will focus

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The Ethics of Hormone Therapy
July 11, 2023 Gender Sophia Gandhi

To Affirm or Not To Affirm: The Ethical Implications of Hormone Therapy for Transgender Youth By Sophia Gandhi Access to hormone therapy for transgender youth is one of the most debated political, medical and bioethical topics of our world. As the number of transgender adolescents rises, and more and more seek out this type of

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Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials
July 11, 2023 Gender Megan Altier

No Medication without Clinical Trial Representation: The Ethics of Clinical Research Guidelines that Exclude Pregnant Women By Megan Altier Historically, FDA and pharmaceutical regulations have excluded pregnant women from clinical trials for numerous reasons, most importantly being the risks to the mother and fetus. Because of this, these women are left subject to harm in

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The Ethics of Intersex Surgeries
July 11, 2023 Gender Naina Bhardwa

Focus on Hearts, Not Parts: The Ethics of Youth Intersex Surgeries By Naina Bhardwaj What does it mean to “do good” for a child? How much control should parents get over their children’s bodies? When is it necessary to operate on a child without their consent? These are questions raised by the issue of youth

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Ethics of Male Birth Control
July 11, 2023 Gender Sahana Kapoor

His Body… His Responsibility? The Ethical Implications of New Male Birth Control Options By Sahana Kapoor Male contraception has long been an area of scientific exploration and debate, offering the potential for greater reproductive autonomy as well as sharing the burden of contraception between partners. While the focus of birth control has primarily been directed

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Chronic Depression and Assisted Suicide
April 21, 2023 Medical Decisions and the Human Lifespan Ariel Sykes

Chronic Depression and Assisted Suicide: Who Deserves the Right to Die? By Alexa Kolakoski Table of Contents Introduction Factual Background Treatments Issues Surrounding Treatments Depression and Suicide Societal Perceptions: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Belgium and the United States Fairness Personal Accounts Autonomy Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, and Compassion Conclusion Introduction “Death with dignity” is such a catch-phrase

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Savior Siblings and Autonomy
March 9, 2023 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

Who Really Needs Saving? The Ethics of Savior Siblings and Their Autonomy By Maddie Zietsman What decisions do we have the authority to make that will have an affect on others? How can we weigh the benefits and the consequences? What happens if we make the wrong decision? These are the types of questions that

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Unlocking and Unleashing All Genomes
March 9, 2023 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

Unlocking and Unleashing All Genomes: Is This Even Up to You? By Emma Littlejohn Imagine a world where your whole existence and what people viewed you as was entirely based on your genome. Even though, you did not ask to find out things such as your probability to obtain a certain disease in the future:

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The Case for a Legalized Kidney Market
February 8, 2023 Value of the Human Body Ariel Sykes

Absence Makes the Need Grow Stronger: The Case for a Legalized Kidney Market By Noelle Rosa Approximately 97,000 people in the United States alone are eagerly awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant. In 2012, almost 5,000 of the people on this list lost their lives due to the insufficient supply of donated organs. Kidney commodification, or

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The Co-Ownership of Genetic Information between Biological Parent and Child
February 8, 2023 The Genetic Self Ariel Sykes

Yours, Mine and Ours: The Co-Ownership of Genetic Information between Biological Parent and Child By Sara Ramaswamy Should your genetic information belong to you? Parents, is it your duty to provide your genetic information to your children in their medical interest? Children, do you have an ethical claim on your parents’ genetic information? What would

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