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Interviews & Media Appearances

The Atlantic

In the article Is It Fair to Ask the Internet to Pay Your Hospital Bill? in the March 2015 issue of The Atlantic Elizabeth discussed the ethical issues that come with crowdfunded healthcare. Founded in 1857, The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life.

The Atlantic/BBC/Mosaic/The New Republic

In an article for Mosaic, which was also published in The Atlantic, the BBC and The New Republic, Elizabeth delves into the ethical issues involved with postmortem sperm donation. 

USA Today

Elizabeth discusses the ethics of crowdfunding medical treatment with USA Today columnist Steven Petrow. 


Elizabeth was interviewed for Cosmo's January 2015 issue. She served as a bioethics expert in the article Should you crowdfund the Cost of Having a Baby?  Published by Hearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan has 64 international editions, is printed in 35 languages and is distributed in more than 110 countries.


Ahead of her September 2015 show, Elizabeth was interviewed by the delightful Jenna Marotta of VICE on bioethics, The Golden Girls, and Rose Nylund's daughter Kirsten's agency.

The Daily Beast

An April 2015 article, The Dangers of Crowdfunding Your Baby published on The Daily Beast featured Elizabeth's perspectives on the ethical implications of using crowdfunding to raise money for having a baby. The Daily Beast is an award-winning news website featuring original reporting  in the arenas of politics, pop-culture, and world news, reaching an audience of more than 20 million readers each month.

GOOD Magazine

In a September 2016 article, Elizabeth discusses the ethics of self-diagnosis via websites like WebMD. Do these sites have any ethical obligations to users? What are the underlying ethical issues that make diagnostic sites so prevalent? 

How Stuff Works

Following the announcement of the first uterus transplant clinical trial in the United States in November 2015, Elizabeth spoke with How Stuff Works about The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Uterine Transplants.


Elizabeth was quoted in a September 2015 article, "Six things to never say to a woman who doesn't have kids."

Les Nouvelles News

Elizabeth's concept of the "period paradox" was discussed in an article Pour ou contre le congé « spécial règles » ? in French magazine Les Nouvelles News.

Yahoo! Mujer

Spanish language website Yahoo! Mujer (Yahoo! Women) published an article in October 2014 entitled Un bebé ¿gracias a la financiación colectiva?  which featured an interview with Elizabeth on the ethics of crowdfunded reproduction. 

El Diario

Elizabeth was interviewed for an article entitled 'Crowdfunding' para financiar familias in Spanish publication El Diario, published in July 2015.

WICS, ABC Newschannel 20, Springfield, IL

Reporter Lindsey Hess interviewed Elizabeth in April 2015 for WICS ABC Newschannel 20 on the use of crowdfunding to raise money for fertility treatments. The clip of the interview is no longer available online, but fortunately, this high-quality, flattering screenshot remains.


This has nothing to do with bioethics, but Elizabeth was interviewed by IDentiCity in February 2015 about the new New York City identification card.

Stay Golden

Following her show in September, the team at Stay Golden (aka St. Olaf Productions) reviewed "Everything I Know About Bioethics, I Learned from The Golden Girls"

Dr. Yuko clearly is passionate about bioethics and The Golden Girls and she brought both together with the same passion.  Like The Golden Girls, the two hours does not feel like the audience is being educated in a preachy or heavy-handed way.  It is interesting to see a sitcom have real-world impact and that beyond it being one of the best-written, well-acted sitcoms ever, The Golden Girls really did take on social issues at a time when no one else was and they continue to make an impact through to now.


Story Collider

In this episode, we present two stories of baselines, or starting points. 

Part 1: Bioethicist Dr. Elizabeth Yuko tries to use her science training while reporting her sexual assault.

Repro-Madness: The Lady Parts Justice Podcast

"We found the perfect bioethicist for Lady Parts Justice! Her name is Elizabeth Yuko. She’s a feminist, specializes in Reproductive Ethics, and often shares her wisdom with a sense of humor. In fact, she even uses The Golden Girls as an analogy to teach bioethics to people who may not normally be that interested in the subject. LPJ had the pleasure of hosting her at the clubhouse." - Via LPJ WebsiteStream the episode on Soundcloud.


SPENT is a money podcast for the financially challenged hosted by Lindsay Goldwert.

"At this very moment, people are putting out a digital bucket and asking for donations for everything from legal bills to fertility treatments to moving costs to cancer care.  You can crowdfund anything from a theater project, a friend's medical bills or even to get your favorite band back together.  

The world of crowdfunding is different than other kinds of fundraising. Who decides what causes are "just?" What are the ethical implications of giving money to fund a friend's fertility treatments? I asked Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a bioethicist and writer to tell me all about it."  

Popaganda -- Bitch Media

Kid/Life Crisis Podcast

In a September 2015 podcast, Elizabeth spoke with hosts Katie Compa and Raquel D'Apice  about living and studying in Ireland, female Viagra, artificial wombs, different types of motherhood, crowdfunding, Richard Simmons, bridesmaids, and baby showers.



Health Stuff

Cheddar Life

On November 1, 2016, Elizabeth appeared on Cheddar Life to talk about The Golden Girls and bioethics, Zika and male contraception. (Starts at 51:00).

Elizabeth returned to Cheddar Life on December 8, 2016 to discuss the recent developments (or more accurately, regressions) in women's health. 


Andrea Ilene Shapiro of Q.E.D.T.V. interviewed Elizabeth ahead of her September show. This video features the interview & clips from the show! (Starts at 3:24).

Stay Golden -- "Picture It" Interview Series

Elizabeth sat down with the delightful team behind Stay Golden/St. Olaf Productions to discuss bioethics and The Golden Girls.