Do we have the right to cut or modify a child’s genitals for religious or cultural reasons (for example, through penile circumcision or ‘ritual nicking’ of the vulva)? Should teenagers be allowed to alter their bodies through tattoos, piercing or cosmetic surgeries? When, if ever, are doctors justified in medically treating or vaccinating people against their will, or, if children, the will of their parents? Can governments legitimately limit the right to abortion?
This two-day event will explore these and other philosophical puzzles about our bodies and our rights over them, many with a medical dimension.
The speakers are two leading researchers in the field, having lectured internationally and published peer-reviewed articles on these and related topics in top bioethics journals.
Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 BST on 12 June 2024.