Concerning massing infant circumcision. Only in the U.S.A. 58% are being circumcised

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 A hotly-debated issue is that concerning the ethics of circumcision of boys when...
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Infant born at 21 weeks and 4 days healthy survives when it was suggested that she should not be resuscitated

Which is the best interests standard to extremely premature infants? The case of these children is a ray of hope for early premature infants life expectations, 15 million by year worldwide According to an article published in Pediatrics,  a baby born at 21 weeks and 4 days of...

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.Agencies and parents estimate that between 800 and 1,000 go on to live with Spanish parents, but there are no official figures....

Public opinion associates brain death with organ harvesting which could affect physician credibility

“The medical community should improve understanding through consistent, simplified language, dissociating brain death from organ donation” and resolve the controversy about the different criterion of brain death. A recent study published by Elsevier – Science...

Penis transplantation. Ethical aspects that should not be ignored

The reasons for which penis transplantation may be required are varied and include work accidents, tumors and severe congenital abnormalities of the penis. It may also be required due to complications following circumcision, which occurs particularly in countries in which this...

Rights of women during childbirth. Does informed consent mean doctors can perform surgery against patient explicit will?

Can doctors perform surgery only with the pregnant mother’s signed consent document when they enter hospital?   Nadia Sawicki, professor of law and bioethics at Loyola University Chicago (see HERE) says that even though patients sign consent documents when they enter the...

Spiritual support may positively affect the quality of life for terminally-ill patients

Spiritual support may represent a crucial element in the medical care received by terminally-ill patients. An interesting article published in JAMA Intern Med (see HERE) describes a study wherein the authors evaluate the spiritual support for terminally-ill patients provided by...

Spanish Ministry of Health has called Bayer to withdraw contraceptive Essure

After civil proceedings were opened against pharmaceutical company Bayer all over the world because of the higher risks of serious adverse reactions associated with its contraceptives (see HERE), now, under the authority of the Ministry of Health of Spain, has called for...

Ovarian insufficiency infertility can be resolved without resorting to egg donation

Scientists from Stanford University (USA) and the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki (Japan) have helped a woman suffering from early menopause to give birth to a baby by way of a technique known as “in vitro activation”. Patients suffering from ovarian...

Involuntary euthanasia in Holland. More than 400 citizens have been euthanized without request

Medical and Legal Dictionaries: Involuntary euthanasia Termination of life without request and without a competent person’s consent A study conducted every five years to determine the causes of death in the Dutch population has revealed that more than 400 of its citizens...