• Sex and Gender

    What would an ethical clinical trial into puberty blockers look like?

    In light of the Cass Review, the new use of puberty blockers for children is now pretty much restricted to those enrolled in clinical trials in the UK. The Cass Review underscored the lack of consensus and the significant gaps in knowledge surrounding the use of puberty blockers, prompting a more cautious and scientifically robust approach to their application, if they were ever to be used in the future. There are currently no trials, just plans to design and start them. Before any clinical trials for puberty blockers proceed post-Cass Review, there are essential clinical questions that must be addressed. [read more...]
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A Simple Challenge to Homeopaths

by Andy L in featured 288

Homeopaths are feeling under threat at the moment and are scrambling around wondering what to do about it. I think there are a number of things they could do: most importantly, they should better manage their own business by showing that they respect the boundaries of what they can reasonably [read more...]
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Why is Homeopathy Successful?

by Andy L in Ainsworths 224

Just before Christmas, Lia Burkeman and Stephanie Kramer, wrote an article for Urban Times that asked the question, “Homeopathy: Can it be a Success Story?” To start, I would like to agree with the pair that indeed homeopathy is very successful. As a set of ideas, they have been around for [read more...]

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