Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Medicine and Human Reproduction w/ Dr. Charles Debrovner

Monday, January 7, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
Members FREE; Guests $5

Monthly, 1st Monday.

What does one do when there’s no clearly defined ethical road to take? This program features speakers from a variety of backgrounds — medicine, law, business, science, education, the arts, social work, etc. — who share their experience and knowledge of ethical issues in those fields.

We’re honored to have member Chuck Debrovner launch this exciting, thought-provoking, new program. As one of the early providers of donor insemination, Chuck will lead a discussion about the ethical issues that arose along the way.

DR. CHARLES DEBROVNER is the former Chair of the Department of OB/GYN at the French and PolyClinic Hospitals in New York City, and was an Emeritus Senior Attending Physician at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. Though retired from clinical practice, he remains a Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at NYU School of Medicine. He is currently Medical Coordinator for Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Fitting his expertise, Chuck is especially interested in ethical issues related to assisted reproductive technologies, abortion, female genital mutilation, and cloning, within the framework of human reproductive rights. He co-founded the Global Bioethics Initiative, an international, nonprofit organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.