Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 208
  • September 26, 2018 from 4:10pm to 5:30pm

University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Seminar Series 2018-19

Speaker: Jerome Amir Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD, Head of Ethics and Law, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Director / Principal Investigator of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

About the seminar:
With adolescents constituting more than 17% of the world’s population, and risky sexual and behavioural practices common during adolescence, there is an urgent need for focused research on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents to fill gaps in data and inform successful programmes and policies, globally. However, such research presents complex ethical and legal challenges, which often deters research on this important population cohort. Major research ethics guidance documents are largely silent on how these challenges ought to be addressed. In response, the World Health Organization has launched a guidance document on ethical considerations in planning and reviewing research studies on sexual and reproductive health in adolescents. The author of this newly published guidance document reviews some of the challenges implicit in researching adolescents and highlights how the WHO proposes these challenges may be addressed.

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration required. It will also be webcast via Adobe Connect.