Professor Dr Yael Hashiloni-Dolev



Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Yael Hashiloni-Dolev is a sociologist of health and illness. She is a member of Israel’s National Bioethics Council and a co-president of the Israeli Society for the History & Philosophy of Science. Her areas of interest include new reproductive technologies, genetics, gender, bioethics, contemporary parenthood and posthumous reproduction. She has authored three books: A Life (Un)Worthy of Living: Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany (Springer, 2007), The Fertility Revolution (Modan, 2013, in Hebrew), and New Reproductive Technologies: Social and Bio-Ethical Debates (Open University, in Hebrew). She published many articles on reprogenetics, sex selection, the moral status of the embryo and cryo-preservation. She is also a co-editor of Boas, H., Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., Davidovitch, N., Filc D. and Lavi, S. (Eds). 2018. Bioethics and Biopolitics in Israel: Socio-Legal, Political and Empirical Analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Selected publications:

  • Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. 2007. A Life (Un)Worthy of Living: Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany. Dordrecht: Springer. Under the Series: International Library of Ethics, Law and the New Medicine.
  • Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. 2006. Cultural Differences in Medical Risk Assessments during Genetic Prenatal Diagnosis: The Case of Sex Chromosome Anomalies in Israel and Germany. Medical Anthropology Quarterly
  • Hashiloni-Dolev,  Y., & Shkedi, S. 2007. On new reproductive technologies and family ethics: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PDG) for sibling donors (SD) in Israel and Germany. Social Science and Medicine
  • Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., & Weiner, N. 2008. Reproductive technologies and the moral status of the embryo: A view from Israel and Germany. Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., and Raz, A. 2010. Between Social hypocrisy and social responsibility: Professional views of eugenics, disability and repro-genetics in Germany and Israel. New Genetics & Society

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