Author Archives: Rachel Linfield

About Rachel Linfield

Rachel Linfield is an intern at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics. She is a rising junior and pre-med student at Princeton University, and is pursuing a major in the History of Science.

Egg Donation: Lacking Research and a Registry

A recent New York Times article, “Do Egg Donors Face Long Term Risks?,” raises the case of Jessica Grace Wing, a Stanford graduate who died of metastatic colon cancer at 31, a few years after donating her eggs multiple times.[1] She had no family history of cancer and was in good health. After Jessica’s death, […]


Does Portraying Suicide in Popular Media Make Suicide More Popular?

The success of Netflix’s recently released 13 Reasons Why, about a high school student who commits suicide and leaves behind tapes to thirteen people whom she blames, has sparked concern and even outrage amongst mental health experts, parents, and school administrators. Some fear that the glamorization of suicide in the show can have negative consequences, […]


The Ethics of American Football

In 2017, 112 million viewers eagerly tuned into the Super Bowl, the most watched televised event in America each year. 26 million viewers tuned into the College Football National Championship. The obsession with football that has become deeply ingrained in American culture includes the deification of the players. The National Football League (NFL), however, now […]