Virtual Mentor

Virtual Mentor. October 2014

This month in Virtual Mentor

Ethics and Reproductive Care

Reproductive medicine is a field—like genetics and others—in which advances in medical science and technology often outpace society’s opportunity for due deliberation about their ethical use. Employing preimplantation genetic diagnosis followed by embryo selection to choose the sex (and potentially other traits) of a child is just one example. Contributors to the October issue of Virtual Mentor discuss the many questions and tensions that surround evolving technologies and practices—from those that prevent or enable conception to those used in hospital labor wards.

Upcoming Issues

November Medicine’s Role in Validating Sexual Norms

December Telemedicine’s Challenges for the Medical Profession

January Intervening in the Brain: Ethics and Neurosurgery

February The Culture of Medicine