Which lives matter most?
Thinking about children who are not yet born confronts us with the question of our ethical obligations to future people
Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights
Visiting your leg
From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts
The be all and end all
Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end-of-life care make space for spirituality?
In praise of defiance
Labelling someone crazy and difficult is a way to resist justice and change – and psychiatrists are complicit
To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death
Boys and girls alike
An un-consenting child, an unnecessary, invasive surgery: is there any moral difference between male and female circumcision?
Framed by forensics
Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?
Misunderstanding risk factors has led to massive overtreatment of diseases people don’t have and probably never will
The psychology of torture
The Milgram experiments showed that anybody could be capable of torture when obeying an authority. Are they still valid?
Do some harm
Traditional Chinese medicine is an odd, dangerous mix of sense and nonsense. Can it survive in modern China?