Friday, September 28, 2007

'Sexy' Issues in Health Care (or Let's Talk About Sex)

[Hat tip to R. Alta Charo for this] Slate is running their Sex and more sex issue, and prurient curiosity aside, there are very several interesting articles that might be of interest to bioethicists:

In the article Cancer Sluts, Meghan O'Rourke examines the proposition that a cervical-cancer vaccination would "promote promiscuity" among teenage girls.

In the article Naughty Nursing Homes, Daniel Egber examines the potential benefits of more sex for the elderly in nursing homes vs. the administrative nightmare of protecting a patient that isn't able to consent to sex at all, which could amount to a new elder version of 'gray rape'.

And from FDA ban on sperm from all European countries with exposure to mad cow.

Happy reading~!

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