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Ethics Council discusses the current status of research on medicines in children

22.09.2011
At a meeting in its Bioethics Forum series in Berlin on Wednesday evening, the German Ethics Council held a discussion with experts from the fields of medicine and ethics on the ethical aspects of research on medicines in children, at which both the ethical necessity of such research and potential ethical concerns were addressed.

Beyond gender – hearing of the German Ethics Council on the topic of intersexuality

10.06.2011
Is it acceptable for children who are born intersexed to be given genital corrective surgery? Many intersex persons who are now adults express regret for the consequences of such operations, which are traumatic for them and are usually irreversible, and call for them to be banned. During the public hearing of the German Ethics Council on 8 June 2011 in Berlin, ethical, medical, legal, psychological and social questions in connection with intersexuality were the subject of a lively and heated discussion.

Ethics Council spotlights feeding the world

27.05.2011
The Ethics Council invited prominent speakers, for example Vandana Shiva, winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize, Hans Rudolf Herren, President of the Millennium Institute in Arlington and Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, to discuss the topic of feeding the world population and the associated ethical challenges.