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Epistemic justice and feminist bioethics in global health
  1. Ilana Ambrogi1,2,
  2. Luciana Brito1,3,
  3. Roberta Lemos dos Santos4,5
  1. 1 Institute of Bioethics, Anis, Brasília, DF, Brazil
  2. 2 PPGBIOS/ENSP, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  3. 3 NIESP, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  4. 4 NUBEA - Núcleo de Bioética e Ética Aplicada, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  5. 5 Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Bioética e Educação (G-BIO), Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ilana Ambrogi, Institute of Bioethics, Anis, Brasília, DF, Brazil; i.ambrogi{at}

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Doctors Pratt and de Vries propose a well-structured and courageous approach to analyse and repair an insufficiently recognised discussion about epistemologies and knowledge production in bioethics.1 The authors invite researchers, scholars, public health experts and bioethicists from the global North to reflect about their lack of imagination regarding different sources of narratives produced by the global South. There is a critical analysis of injustices and an urgent call for global bioethicists to reorient their field and focus on the analysis and development of ethical interventions to achieve a comprehensive epistemic justice for global health ethics.

Feminist bioethicists from the global South already argued about the importance of the voices and biographies of the people and groups in the communities to reframe the bioethical reasoning regarding the meaning of individual’s needs during public health and humanitarian emergencies.2 Over a decade ago, Diniz and Guilhem described the role and goal of feminist bioethics in Latin America, shaped in an oppressive context promoted and created by …

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