We need to rethink how we classify mental illness

/ 30 October 2017 | The Guardian / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that. How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological? This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / October 30, 2017 /In Opinion Pieces

‘We have to start with kids’: The rise of gender-neutral childrens’ clothing

/ 22 July 2017 | The Sydney Morning Herald / By Cat Rodie /   Seven-year-old Nicholas Demetriou hasn’t got time for gender stereotypes. He chooses clothes that he likes, regardless of whether he finds them in the girls’ section or the boys’. “[Nicholas] often chooses clothing with sequins, cats or glitter. And he loves wearing […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / July 22, 2017 /In Newspaper and Magazine Interviews

Gender equity, not sex selection

/ 20 June 2017 | Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Blog / By Tamara Kayali Browne and Tereza Hendl / On April 20, 2017, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) finally released its long-awaited revision of the Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research. We breathed a sigh of […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / June 20, 2017 /In Opinion Pieces

New Parents In the UK admit to feeling ‘Gender disappointment’ if their child is the ‘Wrong’ sex

/ 21 April 2017 | The Huffington Post / By Ellen Wallwork / ‘It’s worth remembering a child isn’t their gender.’ A quarter of mums in the UK admit to feeling ‘very disappointed’ if their child is the ‘wrong’ sex – ie. not the sex they’d hoped for. A further 3% said this affected their ability to […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / April 21, 2017 /In Newspaper and Magazine Interviews

Why parents should not be told the sex of their fetus

/ 2017 |Journal of Medical Ethics, 43 (1): 5-10 /  By Tamara Kayali Browne /    A new technique called non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been developed, which can detect a range of genetic and chromosomal diseases, as well as fetal sex earlier, more easily and more reliably. NIPT, therefore, potentially expands the market for sex determination and sex selective abortion. […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / March 25, 2017 /In Refereed Journal Articles