Listen Now: As cases of the Zika virus continue to rise throughout Latin America, moral and ethical conversations are being had about women’s reproductive health, medicine, and resources available to babies suffering from microcephaly–a developmental disorder that’s being linked to Zika. Ruth Faden joins us to talk about the intersection of public health and ethics.

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The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the United States, but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more

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Fetal Tissue Fallout

August 13, 2015

Alta Charo: “We have a duty to use fetal tissue for research and therapy.”

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Madison Kilpatrick: “I hated working with fetal tissue. But my research led to a breast cancer breakthrough”

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A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated just as scientific interest in the use of fetal tissue is dwindling

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With help from a well-funded, well-researched and invigorated anti-abortion movement, Republican politicians have refined how they are talking about pregnancy and abortion rights, choosing their words in a way they hope puts Democrats on the defensive

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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Our Travis Rieder joins Flora Lichtman, host of The Adaptors Podcast, to discuss ethics and population

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