Sperm and egg donation anonymity does not appear to be justified

Sperm and egg donation – the donors and their children  will require re-evaluation of eachother relationships throughout the lifetime of the parties involved Anonymity in reproductive issues is being left behind. Thus, in their updated guidelines for gamete donation in...

Delayed motherhood also in England. Twice 40-year-old first time mothers

New mothers in their forties? Motherhood is also being postponed in the United Kingdom (see negative effects on delayed motherhood for mother and child, click HERE), since the number of first time mothers over the age of 40 has doubled in the last 15 years, and has increased...

Discerning medically assisted reproduction. Key concepts of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Author: D. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula,Bishop   of   Tapso was President of the Pontifical Academy for Life  e-mail: carrasco@pusc.it Is it morally licit to use medically assisted reproduction in a woman?  The response  of the  Congregation – a laconic  but  unequivocal non-licere,...

In vitro fertilization negative medical effects

Increase in premature births, low birth weight, congenital abnormalities and perinatal complications… There is growing medical evidence of the presence adverse outcomes following the use of assisted reproduction techniques. There is no doubt that most perinatal morbidity...

Genetic selection of embryos: a technique that is clearly eugenic

Just 35 years ago, the world witnessed the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby. At the beginning of this month, just a few days before the anniversary of this event, a team at the University of Oxford announced at the European Society of Human Reproduction and...
Posted On 17 Jan 2016
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Children with two genetic mothers and a genetic father from a personalist bioethics perspective

Two genetic mothers practice can genetically modify the germline and cause problems in offspring, by being genetically linked three people: two genetic mothers and a father. On 3rd February 2015, the British House of Commons gave the green light to the possibility of using a...
Posted On 08 May 2015
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Infertility treatments or an attempt to delay having children?

Suppsosed suuport for infertility tratements featured by Apple and Facebook  is really an interest in employers “care for loved ones and raise their families”? Introduction. Last 15th October, NBC News featured a news story that was then picked up by a national...

Embryo reduction, common practice in HIV techniques. Healthy fetuses elimination to “solve” the problem of multiple pregnancies

“We believe that even a single fetal reduction is ethically questionable and that the practice should not be in use at all” One of the main consequences of the use of In Vitro Fertilization is the significant increase in multiple pregnancies; however, this can also be...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014
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