Choice and Consent in Prenatal Testing: Australia and Japan

published: 2015-11-25 Japanese:日本語版へ

Date: November 26, 2015 (Thu.) 16:30-18:00
Place: #403/404 Soshikan Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Host: Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
Co-host: Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University "Translational Studies for Inclusive Society" (Fundamental Research on Social Inclusion and Human Support) / Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
Free of Charge/No Advance Application Necessary

* There is no parking available at the venue, so please use public transportation.

Event Overview

Prenatal testing has been performed widely in Japan partly because noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is available most recently.

Prenatal testing is performed earlier in Australia than in Japan. In some states of Australia, prenatal testing targeted for all pregnant women has been used. In Australia, thus, ethical issues over prenatal testing have been actively and intensively debated.

The purpose of this event is to discuss ethical issues over prenatal testing in Australia and Japan. We invite Associate Professor Catherine Mills of Monash University, who addresses various issues concerning bioethics from the viewpoints of feminism and continental philosophy. She will give a talk about ethical issues concerning prenatal testing in Australia. In addition, Dr. Yumiko Yamamoto, who is Lecturer at Osaka Prefecture University and also a visiting researcher at the Research Center for Ars Vivendi at Ritsumeikan University, will examine various issues concerning prenatal testing and abortion in Japan.

Program

Catherine Mills(Monash University, Associate Professor)

Choice and Consent in Prenatal Testing in Australia: Ultrasound and NIPT

Yumiko Yamamoto (Osaka Prefecture University / Visiting Researcher at the Research Center for Ars Vivendi)

Diagnostic Prenatal and Artificial Abortion in Japan: Issues in the "Maternal Protection Law"

Q & A

Chair: Akira Inoue (Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences / Committee Member of the Research Center for Ars Vivendi)

Interpreter: Satoshi Kodama (Kyoto University)

Inquiries

Administrative Office, Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Tojiinkita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577
E-mail: ars-vive@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
TEL: +81-75-465-8475
FAX: +81-75-465-8245

"Translational Studies for Inclusive Society" Project is supported by the MEXT-Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2013-2015

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