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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2012, Volume 14, Number 2: 89-180.

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February 2012 Contents

Ethical Issues in Family Planning

Ethics Poll

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?

From the Editor

Technology, Policy, and Personal Decision Making
Jennifer Braverman
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:91-93.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Directive Counseling about Becoming Pregnant
Commentary by Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:94-98.

Protecting the Confidentiality of Sexually Active Adolescents
Commentary by Xiomara M. Santos
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:99-104.

Sex Selection for Nonhealth-Related Reasons
Commentary by Lusine Aghajanova and Cecilia T. Valdes
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:105-111.

Medical Education

Funding for Abortion Training in Ob/Gyn Residency
Kristina Tocce and Britt Severson
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:112-117.

The Code Says

The American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Confidential Care for Sexually Active Minors and Physicians’ Exercise of Conscience in Refusal of Services

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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:118-120.

Journal Discussion

Barriers and Biases: Ethical Considerations for Providing Emergency Contraception to Adolescents in the Emergency Department
Rebecca C. Thilo
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:121-125.

State of the Art and Science

Male Hormonal Contraception
Mara Y. Roth
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:126-132.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Legislative Restrictions on Abortion
B. Jessie Hill
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:133-136.

Policy Forum

The Religious Exemption to Mandated Insurance Coverage of Contraception
Adam Sonfield
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:137-145.

Medicine and Society

Contraceptive Justice: Why We Need a Male Pill
Lisa Campo-Engelstein
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:146-151.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Federal Sterilization Policy: Unintended Consequences
Susan P. Raine
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:152-157.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Selecting the Traits of Children Prior to Birth
Timothy F. Murphy
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:158-161.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:162-177.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:178-180.