Journal of Medical Ethics

BMJ Group
United Kingdom
Impact factor
1.20 (2009)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zero-COVID policies reemerge, with cruel inherent biases

The omicron variant has revived nations' consideration of "zero-COVID" policies and travel bans—public health measures, that outside of China, had been largely abandoned for their futility.

Medical economics

Paper urges wealthy nations to delay COVID-19 boosters

High-income nations should heed the World Health Organization's calls to delay COVID-19 vaccine boosters until 10% of people in every country are vaccinated, two bioethicists say in a paper published today.


It's morally wrong for rich nations to hoard COVID-19 vaccine

Rich nations should not engage in "vaccine nationalism" and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Extend 14-day human embryo research limit to 28 days, urges ethicist

It's time to extend the legal limit on human embryo research from 14 to 28 days, because technology and knowledge have moved on during the 40 years since it was introduced, urges a leading ethicist in the Journal of Medical ...


Frozen egg wastage prompts calls for women to donate unused eggs

Current estimates suggest that less than one in five women who freeze their eggs will return to use them later. With more women needing donor eggs to conceive—often sourced from overseas countries—researchers are encouraging ...

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