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Press Release 01/2012 German Ethics Council: Intersex people should be recognized, supported and protected from discrimination

Today (Thursday) in Berlin, the German Ethics Council is presenting its Opinion on the situation of intersex people, as commissioned by the Federal Government. The Council takes the view that intersex people, as members of a society that espouses diversity, deserve the respect and support of that society. They must also be protected from undesirable medical developments and from discrimination in the community.

Press Release 12/2011 The German Ethics Council holds a Parliamentary Evening in Berlin

Yesterday (Wednesday), the German Ethics Council invited the members of the German Bundestag to Berlin for the second of this year’s Parliamentary Evenings, to introduce its latest Opinion, Human–animal mixtures in research, and to discuss with the deputies the subjects currently on the Council’s agenda, Intersexuality and Dementia and self-determination.

Press Release 10/2011 Ethics Council discusses the current status of research on medicines in children

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.