As continuation of our Lecture Series “Promised Land – Israel between Vision and Reality” Prof. Yael Hashiloni Dolev from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) met virtually with Prof. Gabriele Werner-Felmayer from the Medical University of Innsbruck to discuss a particularly complex and exciting topic: Bioethics in Israel.
In this conversation, the focus was put on Prof. Hashiloni Dolev’s newest sociological research in the fields of gender medicine and on new fertility technologies such as fetal genetic tests, fetal gender selection, birth after death and egg freezing.
Prof. Hashiloni Dolev said that the wide range of new technologies allows her to ask sociological questions about the relationship between science and society, about gender, family and attitudes to disability and illness. These factors were discussed by the two researchers as well as changes in the Israeli society and therefore new perspectives on these topics.
AIANI wants to thank Prof. Yael Hashiloni Dolev and Prof. Gabriele Werner-Felmayer for taking the time and speaking about this very interesting topic. Also thank you to all participants who joined us for our first virtual guest talk this year.