Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. How do Muslims around the world approach modern bioethical dilemmas? This episode, we’ll learn why some transgender Muslims are traveling to Bangkok for gender reassignment surgery.
And we’ll examine how Egypt became an international hub in the blackmarket organ trade. Plus, why a Muslim chaplain advised a patient in Toronto to end his own life support and how Muslim clerics work with doctors to decide cases involving in vitro fertilization, stem cell therapy and abortion.
Guests in this hour include:
Dr. Abdulla Awidi: Director of the Cell Therapy Center at University of Jordan
Arthur Caplan: Founding head of the division of medical ethics at New York University’s School of Medicine
Dr. Erik Fleischman: International medical director of Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand
Sherine Hamdy: Professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine
Imam Yahya Hendi: Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University
Marcia Inhorn: Professor of anthropology at Yale University
Maya Jafer: Muslim transgender activist
Dr. Aasim Padela: Director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine, associate professor of medicine at University of Chicacgo
Abdulaziz Sachedina: Bioethicist and chair of the religious studies department at George Mason University