HEAL UoS

Possible Outcomes for Tainted Blood Scandal Victims

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

Dr Melinee Kazarian has written about the recent decision to hold a public inquiry into the 1980s contaminated blood scandal that affected thousands of victims, and the recent court ruling that victims may now sue the government for compensation for the harm caused. It provides an analysis on what possible outcomes there might be at the end of the inquiry and whether this will successfully help the victims’ search for the truth.

https://theconversation.com/the-possible-outcomes-for-victims-of-the-tainted-blood-scandal-40-years-on-82475

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Uterus Transplants and Infertility Survey

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning is conducting an online survey to gather the views of British women (aged 18yrs and older) with absolute uterine factor infertility towards uterus (womb) transplants and alternative methods of motherhood. Any woman who is affected by uterine factor infertility, for example women with MRKH and Asherman’s syndrome, are asked to complete the survey.

The survey is open until Friday 8th September and can be found here: https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/24011

The survey is anonymous but if you have any concerns please do contact Dr Hammond-Browning on N.Hammond-Browning@soton.ac.uk

HEAL member speaks at international conference on uterus transplantation

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2016 at 9:14 am

 

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning was invited to speak at an international conference at the University of Lancaster (September 2016). The conference, ‘The Ethics of Uterus Transplantation’, was organised as part of a Wellcome grant awarded to Professor Rosamund Scott (KCL) and Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster). The conference brought together academics and clinicians from around the globe to debate the ethics and to discuss the medical progress being made in the field of uterus transplantation. Dr Hammond-Browning’s paper, ‘Undue concerns about uterus transplantation? Or, is ectogenesis the way forward?’ discussed concerns of uterus transplantation, and whether artificial wombs were the solution to those concerns.