AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2003, Volume 5, Number 5.

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May 2003 Contents

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ethics Poll

If all of the following prenatal genetic tests were available and safe (many already are), do you think it would be ethical to test for the following reasons:

To determine the sex of a fetus for a couple who wants to have a girl only?

  • Yes- 22%
  • No- 78%

From the Editor

A Compound Specialty
Faith Lagay
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Gynecological Care for Adolescents
Commentary by Melanie Gold
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Responding to a Request for Early Delivery
Commentary by Wendy Savage and Mary B. Mahowald
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Just Don't Tell My Husband
Commentary by Carol Tauer and Cynthia Daniels
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Journal Discussion

Does Medical Uncertainty Justify Medical Paternalism?
Jeremy Spevick
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HIV Policy: Does Most Effective Equal Best?
Susanna Smith
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Clinical Pearl

Treating Uterine Fibroids
Audiey Kao
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Reducing HIV Transmission from Mother to Infant
Audiey Kao
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Can the Court Protect a Fetus from Maternal Harm?
June M. McKoy
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Policy Forum

The Virtue of Drawing Lines in Genetic Testing
Rosemarie Tong
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Medicine and Society

Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Sex Selection, and the Commodification of Children
Timothy F. Murphy
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Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Pelvic Exams Performed on Anesthetized Women
Dena S. Davis
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Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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