By the time young people get to university, it’s far too late to be initiating education on sexual consent.
Some Australian universities have introduced a one-off sexual consent program to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus, but one-off programs are unlikely to be effective in the long term.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
A review of the prevalence of child sex abuse around the world shows that one in five females are affected and one in 13 males.
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
You create a lot of healthcare data during your life. What happens after it?
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women, and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public spaces, need to be considered.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
Why university sexual consent classes are not patronising.
Because it's not always as simple as 'yes means yes'.
Would you donate to a biobank?
How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of cutting-edge science? And do we care about the kinds of research that will be done with our donations?
It's old-fashioned, out of date and varies massively from school to school.
It may oversimplify the issue but at least a new video animation on consent isn't victim blaming.
In the world of big data, the amount of paperwork for consent is old hat.
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In the world of big data and fast communication, why can't box ticking be made easier for researchers?
The doctor will see you now.
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You can make decisions about your health, but only if you have all the options.
Reddit is working to ensure the only nude images that appear on its site have the consent of the subject.
Reddit's new policy to remove unsolicited nude photos is a step in the right direction to prevent celebrity nude photos and revenge porn from appearing on its site.
Doctors can’t always know best.
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The law of consent to medical procedures is (to paraphrase legal philosopher HLA Hart) “tantalisingly obscure”. Narrowly interpreted, the law sets out a professional standard regarding the risks a medical…
New students at Cambridge must now take workshops in sexual consent.
Cambridge and Oxford announced the introduction of compulsory workshops on sexual consent for first-year students just a few weeks before the start of the new academic year. According to Cambridge, the…
That sinking feeling - Facebook is in hot water over revelations about its news feed research.
International outrage at Facebook’s study on thousands of its users without their consent has raised questions about the ethics of research done by private companies. Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation…
Facebook’s been playing with your emotions.
Significant concerns are raised about the ethics of research carried out by Facebook after it revealed how it manipulated the news feed of thousands of users. In 2012 the social media giant conducted a…
Twelve winters of grief for Hrothgar, for he had clicked ‘agree’ without reading to the end.
Have you ever tried reading Beowulf and decided it was a bit too hard to follow before giving up? How did you get on with…
The ethical failures of the trials echo ongoing debates within international bioethics communities.
CLINICAL TRIALS – Human clinical trials are an important last hurdle in the development of new drugs and therapies. Today, The Conversation takes a closer look at this vital scientific endeavour with three…