Death of a person based on neurological criteria. Brain death controversy

Authors object the conventional criteria of ‘brain death’ for establishing the death of the human being In the September issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics (see HERE), an article was published in which its authors, Michael Nair-Collins* and Franklin G Miller**, addressed the...

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...

Why is not palliative care included in WHO Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a priority of the “Sustainable Development” objectives programmed until 2030 by WHO (see HERE). Aspects to cover include vaccinations, pre- and neonatal care, antiretroviral treatments and treatments for some serious diseases. They do not,...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

Planned Parenthood special report. It performed more than one million abortions worldwide in 2016

One of the most active organizations in promoting abortion has crossed the line of respect for life. In 2016, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF),  for the first time in its history, aborted more than one million boys and girls in a single year — specifically...

Behavior of the father before conception affects the child’s development

A recent article published in the journal JAMA  states that a man’s behavior and his exposure to different environmental factors before conception may determine the development and future health of his offspring, and can result in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases,...

Two sexes, two minds based on scientific evidence

Sex-associated neuroanatomical and behavioral differences based on scientific evidence. Why were these differences shelved? In its leveling and egalitarian zeal, the fastidious social and political correctness gradually being instated in recent years threatens not only freedom of...

Gestational surrogacy, who benefits?

The debate over the issue of gestational surrogacy  (an euphemistic term that attempts to disguise the reality of a woman who offers to carry a pregnancy in exchange for money) is on in the political and social arena (see HERE). The strongest supporters of the legalisation of...

Ethical concerns in prenatal genetic tests. Could they be used for discriminate before birth?

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing NIPT is a method that uses maternal blood to detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities and other characteristics in early pregnancy, with no risks for the fetus. This makes it a promising method from both a medical and ethical perspective,...

Contraception in mentally disabled people. Moral assessment

What applies to healthy people is also true for the disabled. Both are equally persons and possess the same dignity When we refer to serious mentally disabled persons, we are not referring to any other situation or condition of disability. In our opinion, the first thing that...