Bioethics Observatory Organ transplant commercialized figures are increasing worldwide.Black market and transplant tourism
Oral contraceptives thromboembolic side effects . Which of them do present negative side effects to a larger extent?
The fact that oral contraceptives have negative medical effects is known , especially the production of thrombi (or blood clots), in both the venous and arterial systems. We evaluate which of them presents more risks … Read more.
Blade Runner movie. Are the replicants human beings?
Inability of the humans to control their "bio creations" Thirty-five years have passed since the first part of the Blade Runner sequel premiered in 1982. Since then, a multitude of questions has been asked based on this story that still troubles the mind. Because, despite the fact that the dystopian reality of this film takes place in the year 2019, … Read more.
Ethical problems relative to IVF "embryo selection" to avoid multiple pregnancies
A recent article published in Fertility and Sterility affirms that, in the last four decades, some advances have been made in the pregnancy rate obtained by in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, this apparent success is accompanied by the disadvantage…
For now, iPS cells have revolutionized the laboratory bench more than bedside
In a recent article, Amélie Rezza discussed the current use of iPS cells, understanding as such adult cells reprogrammed following a technique discovered by Yamanaka. The idea was to differentiate iPS cells from the adult cells of a particular… Read more.
FBI continues to investigate the magnitude of organ sales of Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is selling body parts of aborted babies for commercial purposes, which may go against US state and federal laws, as well as being an inhuman practice…
French Supreme Court ban the assignment of "neutral gender" as sex civil identification
"The distinction between male and female is a cornerstone of the social and legal organization" determined The French Supreme Court, the highest state judicial authority in France, banned… Read more.
10% of worldwide transplants are commercialized.
According to WHO report mostly transplant tourism and organs black-market…
Belgian healthcare professionals rebel against euthanasia for psychological suffering
Calling for a national debate on euthanasia and mental illness The snowball of euthanasia in countries where it is legal is increasingly expanding the boundaries of the culture of death… Read more.
Concerning infant circumcision. Only in the U.S.A. 58%
It does not seem ethically correct to subject boys to a circumcision surgical. This procedure is considered "questionable, unproven and irrelevant" by an independent international panel published by B.M.J.…
Infant born at 21 weeks healthy survives when it was suggested that she should not be resuscitated
The case of these children is another ray of hope for early premature infants life expectations…
Pregnant woman term banned by UN. Failure to do so could be considered homophobic
Unquestionably the "male" transsexual who became pregnant is a biological and genetical woman. But Human Rights Comission… Read more.
Nearly 1000 children born through surrogacy are registered in Spain each year
The Swiss-based International Social Security Association estimates that every year, surrogate mothers give birth to around 20,000 children worldwide. Surrogate children …
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