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New ethical obligations for researchers in places where existing HIV prevention services are inadequate

A full package of effective prevention interventions, up to international standards, must be offered to people taking part in HIV prevention trials, say UNAIDS and WHO in new guidance issued this week. This means that if researchers want to run a study in a country in which PrEP is not routinely available, they must find… Read More »

The crisis of rotation availability during a pandemic: a medical student’s ethical conundrum

With COVID-19 still consistently creating setbacks in the health care community, we see yet another issue for medical students because of this pandemic. In prior years, the traditional medical student would be expected to be part of a team assisting medical professionals in the field, developing relationships with future mentors, and gaining the experience necessary… Read More »

Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns

Desperate for a “small piece” of their son that might live on, Peter Zhu’s parents have been granted the chance to have a grandchild using their dead son’s sperm. In a case that’s sparking fresh ethical and moral questions about the post-mortem retrieval — and use — of human sperm, or eggs, a New York… Read More »