Subject: Editor's pick

Reproductive Ethics

Coercive Sterilization Isn’t A Matter of the Past: A Call to Action for Medical Providers...

  Reproductive coercion is alive and well in the United States, violently robbing women of their ability to build f...

September 27, 2023


Honoring Wishes, Aggressive Sales Pitches, And Evaluating The Dying Process

My mother died last week. She spent two weeks in an assisted living facility in Florida and then I brought her home. Thi...

September 13, 2023


To ‘Shroom or not to ‘Shroom?: Lopsided Research And Policy Within Psychedelics Increases ...

Whether due to industry pressure, media hype, or a sense of optimism over a handful of recent clinical trials, the FDA m...

August 12, 2023


Doctoring Dobbs: On the Art and Ethics of Erasing Abortion Law

It has been one year since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling ended federally protected a...

June 30, 2023

Informed Consent

Risking Death over Debt:The Moral Distress of EMTs Treating Patients Afraid of Medical Bil...

In the USA, some patients in emergency situations refuse treatment because they’re scared of medical bills. Even if they...

June 23, 2023

Organ Transplant & Donation

Does Our Organ Transplant System Exploit Undocumented Immigrants?

“Be careful when you travel, or you might wake up in a bathtub missing a kidney!” Many of us have heard some variation o...

May 18, 2023

We Want Them Infected: The Rise of Anti-Vax Physicians

During a raging pandemic with a brand-new virus, influential doctors from prominent universities advocated for the mass ...

May 5, 2023

Clinical Ethics, Sexual Assault

They Won’t Call It Rape If He Was Trying To Help Me: Western Medicine And Rape Culture

Content warning: sexual assault, rape When I was six years old, my dad, who was at the time training to be a medical doc...

January 19, 2023

Gender Disparities, Professionalism

Sexist Language is No Joke

Though this post is about sexist language, I will start with a brief foray into linguistics and philosophy of language t...

October 17, 2022

Health Policy & Insurance, Justice

The Misguided Conversation around Medical Crowdfunding

Heartbreak. Outrage. Urgency. These emotions describe what 22,292 people may have felt over five days in 2019 when they ...

September 26, 2022

Abortion, Health Care, Pedagogy

Healthcare Ethics Scholars Must Uphold Abortion Scholarship And Advocacy

With the new academic year underway, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of abortion scholarship, advocacy, and ca...

September 15, 2022

Cultural, LGBTQ ethics, Policy, Social Justice

Why Bioethics Needs Pride: Anti-LGBTQ Laws and Health Disparities  

So far this year there have been over 300 anti-LGBTQ laws introduced in the US, already breaking last year’s recor...

June 2, 2022

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