Monday, April 19, 2021

Taleo Stüwe – Easy Tests, Hard Decisions: Potentials and Limits of Prenatal Testing

7:00 pm CET

This talk concerns the controversial debate on prenatal genetic testing, covering recent technical and legal developments that have had an influence on gynecological practice and medical advice. The technologies, their industry advocates and the legal frameworks surrounding them are leading to the marginalization of disabled communities and increasing decision-making burdens for pregnant people. Taleo Stüwe will look critically at the situation from anti-ableist rights and (queer*)feminist perspectives.

Taleo Stüwe works for the Gen-Ethisches Netzwerk, a group of scientists and activists providing the public with a critical picture of science, aimed at balancing science's self-representation through academia, industry and polity. Taleo engages particularly with reproductive technologies. They are currently writing their PhD about developments in prenatal testing and their influence on gynaecological practice at the University of Cologne.

This talk is part of BCB faculty Ian Lawson's Bioethics and Biosciences class. 

Image: Dr. Wolfgang Moroder

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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