AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2012, Volume 14, Number 2.

Ethics Poll

Reproductive Rights and Choices

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

For what reasons should parents be allowed to use preimplantation screening of embryos?
Medicare and Medicaid supply much of the funding for the training of medical residents in the U.S. These public funds should not be used to support programs that train resident physicians in abortion techniques.
There are currently no FDA-approved long-acting, reversible contraceptives (such as the pill or the patch) for men in the U.S. Indeed, since the introduction of the pill for contraceptive use in 1960, research has focused mainly on women’s methods of contraception. Which of the following do you think offers the best explanation for this?
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