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Ethicists Charge Doctor With Trying to Prevent Homosexuality in the Womb
Date:8/6/2010

that that knowledge could lead to prenatal interventions to direct humans toward heterosexual development.

"Evidence that homosexual orientation is inborn could, instead, very well lead to new means of [its] pathologization and prevention, as it seems to be in the case we've been tracking," she and co-writers Ellen K. Feder and Anne Tamar-Mattis wrote in a recent paper on New's research.

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SOURCES: Alice Dreger, Ph.D., professor, clinical medical humanities and bioethics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.; Phyllis Speiser, M.D., chief, pediatric endocrinology, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and professor, pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.; statement, Maria New, M.D., professor, pediatrics and genetics and genomic sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, pediatric endocrinologist, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami


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