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Who’s the Real Patient? An Examination of Suicide Rates Among Physicians

Tea Binder, B.A. Candidate - Vassar College, GBI Intern Edited By: Nada Taha Mostafa “I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity. The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration… I will maintain the utmost respect for human life…” In a modern reiteration of the Hippocratic oath [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Health Risks and Ethical Considerations of Uterus Transplants

Tea Binder, B.A. Candidate - Vassar College, GBI Intern Edited by: Nada Mohamed Taha “I crave that experience… I want the morning sickness, the backaches, the feet swelling. I want to feel the baby move. That is something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember.” – A 26-year-old woman being screened for a [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

A GBI intern’s perspective on attending the 2018 United Nations General Assembly events in NYC

Rasita Vinay, M. Bioethics Candidate, GBI Intern My ongoing internship with Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), a not-for-profit international organisation in consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC, has given me exposure to some pressing global health and bioethical issues through the 2018 International Bioethics Summer School, as well as to some of the 73rd United [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

6 Things You Need to Know About the United Nations General Assembly!

Every year, in September, global leaders and change-makers gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for two weeks, to discuss the burning issues of our time and set the global agenda for the year ahead. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened this week and the body’s annual high-level segment – formally known as [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Secretary-General of the United Nations Speaking at a UNESCO event at the UNGA on the Case of Anti-Semitism

GBI staff and interns attended several high-level events at the 73rd session of the General Assembly including the General Debate. The Power of Education for Countering Racism and Discrimination: The case of anti-Semitism 26 Sep 2018 -  Racism and discrimination are global issues, as is anti-Semitism: wherever it expresses itself, it is a symptom of broader [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

The Impact of Gender Ambiguities on Minors

Ana Lita & Rasita Vinay Would you live your life in a body you feel is unwanted to you? Gender identity disorder, the original term coined for this mental state, was deemed unfit to label a specific group of individuals with a persistent feeling of discomfort with their anatomical sex. Gender dysphoria, as defined by [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Creating Designer Babies Using Posthumous Sperm

Rasita Vinay, M. Bioethics Candidate, GBI Intern The pioneering of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in 1977 has greatly helped women around the world to overcome their infertility issues. From providing women with a chance to become pregnant, to its continuous advancement in embryo research and the development of other assisted reproductive technology (ART), IVF is [...]

By | September 22nd, 2018|News-Articles|1 Comment

Participants’ Testimonials: GBI Summer School a Smashing Success | July 23 – August 3, 2018

After the first week of the GBI Summer school, I have found myself fostering an ever-increasing interest in bioethics. The variety and quality of lecturers really brings the topic to life. As a newcomer to this field, I have learned quite a bit, both in terms of the generalities of bioethics and also the specifics. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Vive La Bioethique? France’s Bioethics Initiative​

by Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., Global Bioethics Initiative, Advisory Board Member David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, University of Pennsylvania Little noticed in the United States but a big deal in France, President Emmanuel Macron announced in January that he is creating a bioethics commission to review the country’s policies on a wide range of subjects, including [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|News-Articles|1 Comment

For the Living, a Donated Face. For the Dead, a Lifelike Replacement.

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants. By ANDY NEWMAN and MARC SANTORA JAN. 5, 2018 Most medical advances benefit the living. This one is for the dead. Sometime in the coming weeks or months, a brain-dead person, probably a man, will be wheeled [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|News-Articles|2 Comments