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Press Release 07/2010 Ethics Council begins consultations on questions of reproductive medicine

Yesterday, on Thursday, the German Ethics Council commenced its consultations on questions of reproductive medicine. Introductory presentations by Jochen Taupitz and Regine Kollek on legal and medical aspects of new developments in the field of reproductive medicine formed the prelude to the discussions, which are expected to result in a Council Opinion.

Press Release 06/2010 Ethics Council provides public discussion forum for intersex problems

Last Wednesday, the German Ethics Council devoted its Bioethics Forum to the topic "Intersexuality – life between the sexes". Its aim was to remove the taboos from the social debate on intersexuality, to question prevailing socially constructed sexual norms and to start a discussion on the social acceptance of intersexuals.