A new step in contraception without pills. The projected contraceptive vaccine

A contraceptive vaccine which mechanism of action destroys a human life that has already begun its journey As it is known, after the discovery of the contraceptive effect of some hormones, the contraceptive pill was developed and came into use in the 1970s. In 1988, the copper...

Human embryos research and the Politics of Bioethics

Ethical objective questions posed by human embryo experimentation are exacerbated by the deregulate gene editing techniques research including biohackers A book has been published by Columbia University, entitled “Experiments in Democracy. Human Embryo Research and the Politics...

Moral assessment of frozen human embryos adoption in the Magisterium of Catholic Church

Our Observatory published a paper in the journal Acta Bioética that for its relevance we want to make known our readers. The criterion of the Catholic Church in addition to giving a moral instruction to its faithful is an undoubted reference, in so difficult matter, for all the...

Fetal hunger and adverse environmental effect in adulthood and offspring is studied

To remind us that at least 800 million people are starving, something that that should not happen in the developed world in the twenty-first century except in extreme diets. In relation to this, in it is worth highlighting the negative effects of hunger on health, especially in...

Can twin pregnancies be produced using IVF if only one embryo is transferred?

How is it possible?  Could it indicate that a diagnosis of the couple’s infertility must be required before starting an assisted procreation process? A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility evaluated the rate of twin pregnancies – both monozygotic (identical twins)...

Do the pregnancy and live birth rates using frozen embryos improve or reduces that of fresh embryos?

Since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF)  in 1978, fresh embryos have generally been used in the procedure. However, their use has the immediacy with which the clinic must act. As a result, in the last decade, the use of frozen human embryos has been implemented. In view...

Ectopic pregnancy. Ethical dilemma

All the interventions directly aimed at inducing the death of the embryo, despite attempts to justify them in order to protect the mother’s life are ethically reprehensible. What is an ectopic pregnancy? On very rare occasions, the embryo that begins its life after the...

Ethical problems relative to “embryo selection” to avoid multiple pregnancies

A recent article published in Fertility and Sterility(see HERE)  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 of a vast...

Finally law bans abortion. United States banned abortion of fetuses of more than 20 weeks

 Finally, a law bans abortion. “Science has proven foetus feel pain”, finally, it is recognized by politicians  Abortion is legal in many States of the USA. Now, the US House of Representatives has given the green light – by 237 votes in favor to 189 against – to a...

Frozen embryos donation figures. Human embryos transferred increased over the years

It is difficult to find objective data on the practice of embryo donation. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has provided data on this topic for the period 2000 to 2013 in the United States. As we know, with the use of in vitro...