Is My Daughter a Virgin? An Ethical Analysis of a Loaded Question

Dena S. Davis, JD, PhD

  • April 18, 2019
  • 8 to 9 a.m., Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dena DavisDena S. Davis, JD, PhD, holds the Endowed Presidential Chair in Health at Lehigh University and is an adjunct professor in the Bioethics Department at Case Western Reserve University. Her most recent book is Genetic Dilemmas: Reproductive Technology, Parental Choices, and Children’s Futures (Oxford University Press).

Davis currently serves on the Central IRB of the National Cancer Institute. She is a trustee at Marlboro College and has served on the boards of the American Academy of Religion and the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. She has also been a member of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Prior to 2011, Davis was a professor at Cleveland–Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. She has been a visiting scholar at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Arizona State University, the Brocher Foundation and the Hastings Center. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy and Sweden. 

About Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds

The Sconyers/Godfrey Bioethics Grand Rounds engages the Seattle Children’s community around a challenging ethical issue, often inspired by recent clinical cases. The grand rounds are structured to be interactive. Typically, a Seattle Children’s clinician presents a hypothetical case to frame the ethical questions. A national expert then provides a commentary on the case, followed by a half hour for robust discussion involving the audience.

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatrics Bioethics is grateful for Jeff Sconyers and Debra Godfrey’s ongoing support of our educational activities in bioethics, which enables us to offer this thought-provoking series.

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