Championing the Right to Know law
Knowing who you are is considered a fundamental right, but for some, the answer to ‘Who am I?’ lies in the complex emotional and legal matrix of donor conception.
The ethics of experimental vaccines
Deliberately infecting people with a disease-causing agent as part of medical research can be ethically acceptable, and even necessary.
Breakthrough to help babies breathe easy
An innovative stem cell trial offers hope in treating premature babies born with chronic lung disease.
For the greater good?
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.
Anatomy of a controversy
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's Real Bodies exhibition over claims that it could be displaying remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
Sex, confessions and a rush to condemn
Social media has become a threat to due legal process and the presumption of innocence.
Victoria passes assisted dying bill, but how much will actually change?
Only a small number are predicted to take advantage of the legislation from mid-2019.
The hard sell of stem cells
Investigations of medical misconduct or false or misleading advertising are treated on a case-by-case basis after the patient, their family member or medical practitioner make a complaint to the TGA.
What to make of modern medicine's attention to men
Ageing men are seen as an especially lucrative niche sector. Sean MacEnteeWomen have long been subject to intrusive biomedical interventions. And the control that modern medicine exerts over women’s bodies has been the focus of much feminist...
Whose profit? Why bioethics needs a global perspective
While it is multi-disciplinary in perspective, in practice the field is dominated by moral philosophy, a discipline concerned with articulating and defending the rights and wrongs of behaviours
The rise of the tattoo removal industry
Tattoo removal is a lucrative business. According to one estimate, about a quarter of Australians under 30 have a tattoo. And approximately a quarter of these people are planning to have it removed
Professor of Sociology
Senior lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Sciences
PhD Candidate in History
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre
Professor of Medicine
Senior Research Fellow, obstetrics and gynaecology, Monash Health