Last updated on: 1/30/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Fiona Godlee, MB BChir Biography

Title:
Editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[P]roperly licensed premises would mean that the worst aspects of the sex trade-child prostitution, trafficking, and slavery and the exploitation of vulnerable people-could be tackled. Licensing premises would encourage sex workers’ access to health and social care.

…It is surely time for an end to the arguments of moral opprobrium and for some bolder steps towards legalisation if we are to improve public health and human rights.”

BMJ, Jan. 28, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor, BMJ (British Medical Journal), 2005-present
  • BMJ Knowledge, 2003-2005
  • Editorial Director, Medicine, Current Science Group, 2000-2003
  • Led Development, Clinical Evidence, 1995-2000
  • Harkness Fellow, Harvard University, 1994
  • Assistant Editor, BMJ, 1990-1994
  • General Physician, 1985-1990
  • Chair, Committee on Publication Ethics
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians
  • Former President, World Association of Medical Editors
  • Former Editorial Director, metaRegister of Controlled Trials
  • Former Editorial Director, Faculty of 1000 in Medicine
Education:
  • MB BChir (Medicin√¶ Baccalaureus et Baccalaureus Chirurgi√¶), school unknown
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science), school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal in Licensed Places like Brothels?