Opinion Pieces

Sad about having a boy not a girl? Your distress might be real but ‘gender disappointment’ is no mental illness

/ March 2020 | The Conversation / By Tereza Hendl and Tamara Kayali Browne/ In an age of gender-reveal parties, baby bumps on Instagram, and hyper-gendered toys and clothing, learning about a baby’s sex is big news. But having a boy rather than a girl, or vice versa, makes some people sad. Some label this “gender […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / March 11, 2020 /In Opinion Pieces

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

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

Female sexual dysfunction and disease mongering

/ 4 May 2013 | Psychology Today and The Huffington Post / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   A letter to Doctor Allen Frances Dear Doctor Frances: I suggest adding Female Sexual Arousal and Female Orgasms Disorders (FSD) to your recent list of the ten most problematic diagnoses in DSM-5. These have been heavily and misleadingly […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / May 4, 2013 /In Opinion Pieces

Forgotten ethics in canadian dementia care guidelines

/ 17 April 2013 | Impact Ethics / By Tamara Kayali Browne /   Tamara Kayali argues for the need for ethical guidelines surrounding the care of people with dementia in Canada. There are many ethical issues that clinicians currently face in relation to dementia care, and, if I were a clinician, it would be especially […]
by Tamara Kayali Browne / April 17, 2013 /In Opinion Pieces