Has the morning after pill mechanism only an anticonceptive effect

Why is the morning after pill mechanism often silenced? Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health issue.(1) Worldwide, some 15 million pregnancies occur every year among young women aged 15 to 19,(2) approximately 1.25 million in the 28 OECD (Organization for Economic...

First organ transplants from a newborn in the United Kingdom

The first organ transplants have been performed in Hammersmith Hospital of London using organs from a newborn who died 6 days after birth. The kidneys and part of the liver were harvested. One recipient with renal failure received kidneys, and another was given a transfusion of...

Sexual abuse on the increase in English hospitals

Sexual abuse is on the increase in English hospitals. A total of 1615 attacks were recorded in three years (2011, 2012 and 2013), which is a 50% rise since 2011.  Statistics on sexual abuse reports in hospitals were released by 38 out of 45 UK police forces. They document 1,615...

The suicides rates in Spain double the number of deaths due to road accidents for the first time

Suicides in Spain increased for the third consecutive year, and were even double the death toll due to traffic accidents. The suicides rates shows a total of 3,910 people took their own lives, the highest figure recorded since 1980, when the Spanish National Institute of...

Bioethical debates. Contributions of religion in the field of research and biomedical practice

As a general rule, bioethical debates deal with the questions raised by scientific-technical breakthroughs in the field of research and biomedical practice. The swiftness with which these advances take place calls into question whether moral philosophy —and in particular...

Organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners. The issue remains unresolved

Although legal provisions were published in January 2015 regulating organ donation from prisoners on death row in China, in practice this has meant only that informed consent is required and that the organs obtained are labelled as voluntary donations from citizens. The inclusion...

Bayer contraceptives. Civil proceedings against the company due to higher risks

Last December, in the regional court in Waldshut (Germany), civil proceedings were opened against pharmaceutical company Bayer because of the higher risks of serious adverse reactions associated with  hormone Bayer contraceptives. The claimant, Felicitas Rohrer, suffered a severe...

“Baby factories” providing children for sale in Nigeria

These “baby factories” refer to buildings, hospitals or orphanages that encourage young girls or women to give birth to children for sale on the black market, often to infertile couples, singles, homosexuals or to organ trafficking rings. The authors said, “Pregnant women...

Infertility. Number of women attending assisted reproduction clinics increased

The number of women aged between 15 and 44 years old who attend infertility clinics varied from 9% in 1982 to 15% in 1995; in 2002 it fell to 12%, and remained at this level over the period 2006-2010. Although the percentage of women attending these clinics has increased during...

Foetal development. Did you know that the relationship with his mother during pregnacy conditions its subsequent emotional responses

A recent study in the International Journal of Behavioral Development has found that the type of relationship that a child has with its mother during her pregnancy (foetal development), and with its family during the first year of life, conditions its emotional responses during...