Infant Genital Cutting: A Bioethical and Medical Perspective
AMSI's next online event takes place this Thursday 29th October at 18:30 over Zoom. Bio-ethicist Brian Earp will be delivering a talk on the ethics of Infant Genital Cutting, including topics such as FGM, male infant circumcision (MIC), and the issues posed by some of these procedures to intersex children. A short Q&A will follow this really informative talk, which introduces students to international ethical and cultural distinctions. A Zoom link for all attendees will be made available shortly before the event, so stay tuned!
Infant genital cutting practices vary widely between different cultural, religious and aesthetic traditions. This talk highlights common misconceptions and mythology surrounding such procedures, which are not routinely performed in an Irish context.
Brian Earp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. His work is cross-disciplinary, following training in philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, history and sociology of science and medicine, and ethics