Author Archives: impact ethics

Scales and the Emotional Underside of Fatphobia

Michael Orsini explains the pervasiveness of discrimination, fear, and hatred related to ‘fatness.’

Pornography as a Public Health Issue

Jacqueline Gahagan advocates for a national sexual health promotion strategy.

Public opinion on legalizing surrogacy in China?

Yegang Su comments on the Chinese government’s apparent interest in public opinion on legalizing surrogacy in China.

ORGAN DONATION AFTER MEDICAL AID IN DYING

Jennifer A. Chandler describes some of the ethical and legal challenges surrounding organ donation following medical assistance in dying.

Using Inclusive Language Isn’t Enough

Celeste Orr and Erin Leigh Courtice respond to criticisms of the British Medical Associations’ guide on inclusive language which aims to ensure that trans, intersex, genderqueer, and non-binary people are not subjected to discriminatory language.

Gene Therapy: A Threat to the Deaf Community?

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke considers the problematic nature of gene therapy research aimed at eliminating hereditary deafness.

Fee-for-service: an ethical conflict

Andrew Mitchell suggests that innovative institutional changes are needed to sustain universal healthcare in Canada.