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Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, PhD

Main research interests

My studies revolve around new reproductive technologies, genetics, gender, bioethics and contemporary forms of parenthood.  I have studied: Repro-genetics in Germany and Israel, Sex selection, The moral status of the embryo and Egg freezing. In recent years I have shifted my focus to the end of life, studying the subject of Posthumous Reproduction. 

I am a member of the Israeli National Bioethics Committee since 2013.

Recent Employment

2012 - present

Professor in Sociology, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo

Professional Experience

2007 - 2011

Senior Lectures in Sociology, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo

2004 - 2007

Adjunct Lecturer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Academic of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Tel-Aviv University

Selected Publications


Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2013). The Fertility Revolution. Ben Shemen: Modan Publishing House. (Hebrew, Based on Lectures on "University on Air", IDF Radio). 

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. 

Refereed Journals 

Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2015). Posthumous Reproduction (PHR) in Israel: Policy Rationales Versus Lay People’s Concerns, a Preliminary Study. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry. DOI 10.1007/s11013-015-9447-6 

Birenbaum Carmeli, D., Hashiloni-Dolev, Y.  (2014).“New reproductive technologies and assisted conception.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., Kaplan, A. & Shkedi-Rafid, S. (2011). The Fertility Myth:
Israeli Students’ Knowledge Regarding Age-related Fertility Decline and Late Pregnancies in an Era of Assisted Reproduction Technology. Human Reproduction, Nov;26 (11):3045-53. 

Shalev, C. & Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2011).  Bioethics Governance in Israel: An Expert Regime.  Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, VIII (3): 157-160. 

Shkedi, S. & Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2011) Egg Freezing for Non-medical Uses: The Lack of a Relational Approach to Autonomy in the New Israeli Policy and the Scholarly Discussion. Journal of Medical Ethics, 38: 154-157. 

Hashiloni-Dolev, Y., Hirsh-Yechezkel, G., Boyko, V., Wainstock, T., Schiff, E, & Lerner-Geva, L. (2010) Attitudes Towards Sex Selection: A Survey among Potential Users in Israel. Prenatal Diagnosis. Nov; 30 (11):1019-25. 

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 and Society. Vol. 29(1): 87-102. 

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. 30(7):1055-69. 

Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. & Shkedi, S. (2007) "On New Reproductive Technologies and Family Ethics: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PDG) for Sibling Donor (SD) in Israel and Germany".  Social Science and Medicine. Vol. 65 (10): 2081-2092. 

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. Vol. 20(4): 469-486.