IDEA Pod new episode: Is it permissible to incentivise the sterilisation of addicts?
Join us as we discuss the ethics of ‘Project Prevention’ - a growing organisation in the US that aims to achieve the sterilisation of addicts, and offers monetary incentivisation to do so.
In her dissertation, Georgina James engages with the question of whether it is morally permissible to incentivise the sterilisation of addicts, and whether something similar may be introduced to the UK.
This episode discusses the concepts of autonomy, best interests, public interest and issues of exploitation and commodification. Georgina’s dissertation provided a strong argument against the permissibility of any such sterilisation of addicts.
Released 16 March 2021. Presented by Tom Hancocks
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