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

A relational approach to genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

/ 2017 | Journal of Genetic Counseling, 26 (2): 283-299 / By Rowan Forbes Shepherd, Tamara Kayali Browne, Linda Warwick /   Ethical issues arise for genetic counselors when a client fails to disclose their genetic diagnoses of hereditary disease to family: they must consider the rights of the individual client to privacy and confidentiality as […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / January 14, 2017 /In Refereed Journal Articles

The problem with sex selection

/ 2016 | O&G Magazine, 18 (2): 38-39 / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Sex selection is a controversial technology that allows people to select their biological children based on their sex. While NHMRC guidelines recommend against sex selection for non-medical reasons,these guidelines are currently under review, making a debate about this issue even more timely. (Throughout this article I shall use ‘sex […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / July 15, 2016 /In Commentaries and Responses

Why parents should not be told the sex of their fetus: a response to the commentaries

/ 2016 | Journal of Medical Ethics, 43 (1): 19-21 / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Mikhalevich and Powell do not believe that the disclosure of fetal sex plays into or promotes gender essentialism. Yet many people hold gender essentialist beliefs. In studies conducted thus far, parental reasons for sex determination or sex selection often […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / July 11, 2016 /In Commentaries and Responses

Is premenstrual dysphoric disorder really a disorder?

/ 2015 | Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12 (2): 313-330 / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) was recently moved to a full category in the DSM-5 (the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). It also appears set for inclusion as a separate disorder in the ICD-11 (the upcoming edition of the […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / March 21, 2015 /In Refereed Journal Articles

‘Sexist’ labelling of premenstrual distress criticised

/ 12 September 2014 | The Sydney Morning Herald / By Natasha Boddy /   A Canberra researcher has criticised a “sexist” move by the American Psychiatric Association to classify a severe form of premenstrual syndrome as a psychiatric disorder. Dr Tamara Kayali Browne, a bioethicist from ANU’s Research School of Biology, said premenstrual dysphoric disorder […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / September 12, 2014 /In Newspaper and Magazine Interviews