Cannold, Leslie 1965–

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Cannold, Leslie 1965–


Born April 1, 1965, in Portchester, NY; daughter of Michael (a physical education teacher and camp director) and Libby (in international licensing) Cannold; partner of Adam M. Clarke; children: two. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Wesleyan University, B.A., 1987; Monash University, M.Bioethics, 1993, Ph.D., 2000. Religion: Jewish.


Office—University of Melbourne, P.O. Box 4262, Melbourne 3053, Australia; fax: 61-3-9348-2015. E-mail—[email protected].


Young Woman's Housing Shopfront, research officer, 1990-91; University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, research assistant at National Centre for HIV Social Research, 1992-93; Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, research assistant at Centre for Human Bioethics, 1993-94; Health Industry Training Board, research officer, 1995; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, fel- low of Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, 2000-06, lecturer, 2005, fellow in philosophy, 2006—. Monash University, honorary senior lecturer at Centre for Gender and Medicine; La Trobe University, guest lecturer, 1999, 2000; RMIT University, guest lecturer, 2006; workshop and conference participant; guest on Australian media programs; public speaker. Strategic Data (consulting firm), director, 1996-2004. Infertility Treatment Authority, member of ethics panel, 2001—; Family Planning Victoria, board member and chair of human research and ethics committee, 2006—; Reproductive Choice Australia, president. Victorian AIDS Council, volunteer caregiver, 1994.


Grants from MSI International, Fertility Society Australia, Australian Reproductive Health Alliance, and Equal Opportunity Commission of Victoria.


The Abortion Myth: Feminism, Morality, and the Hard Choices Women Make, Allen & Unwin (St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia), 1998, University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 2000.

What, No Baby? Why Women Have Lost the Freedom to Mother and How They Can Get It Back, Fremantle Arts Centre Press (Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Loss and Grief: Our Stories, edited by George McLean, Rose Education, 2001; The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology, edited by J. Gunning and H. Szoke, Ashgate Publishing, 2003; Sperm Wars: The Rights and Wrongs of Reproduction, edited by H.G. Jones and M. Kirkman, ABC Books, 2005; Cutting to the Core: The Ethics of Contested Surgeries, edited by D. Benatar, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2006; and The Sorting Society: The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy, edited by J. Thompson and L. Skene, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2007. Columnist for Age, 1999—. Contributor of articles, essays, opinion columns, and reviews to professional journals and other periodicals, including International Journal of Applied Philosophy, People and Place, Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, Reproductive Health Matters, Hypatia, Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, and Journal of Medical Ethics.



Australian Journal of Social Issues, summer, 2005, Hilda Doolittle, review of What, No Baby? Why Women Have Lost the Freedom to Mother and How They Can Get It Back, p. 313.

Booklist, July, 2000, Mary Carroll, review of The Abortion Myth: Feminism, Morality, and the Hard Choices Women Make, p. 1979.

Bulletin with Newsweek, May 17, 2005, Diana Bagnall, review of What, No Baby?, p. 66.

NWSA Journal, fall, 2002, Ruth E. Davis, review of The Abortion Myth, p. 212.


Dr. Leslie Cannold: Writer, Commentator, Ethicist, Researcher, (November 28, 2007).