Genitally mutilated women and girls in the United Kingdom

An estimated 170,000 women and girls who have suffered genital mutilation live in the United Kingdom (British Medical Journal 2015; 350:n167).

Ectopic pregnancy risk. Can it be reduced without ethical problems ?

Ectopic pregnancy is a potential complication of assisted reproduction techniques. The question that arises is, can anything be done to prevent it? A recent article (Fertility and Sterility 103; 655-661, 2015) found that the lowest rates of ectopic pregnancies were obtained when...

Next-generation stem cell therapy approved in Europe

The European Commission has given conditional approval next-generation stem cell therapy to the product known as Holoclar to be used in burns to the eyes. Holoclar is a new cell therapy that is produced using corneal epithelial cells from the patient’s healthy eye, which...

IUD failures

Two types of intrauterine devices IUDs are used today: one impregnated with levonorgestrel, which is released little by little, and an IUD with copper only.The Pearl index (which reports the effectiveness of a birth control method) was 0.06 for the IUD impregnated with...

Suicide rates rise in the United States

Suicide rates rise dramatically in certain age groups in the United States. A study of  by the United States Centres for Disease Control (CDC) shows that between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate in people aged between 35 and 65 rose by 28.4% in North America (MMWR Morbi Mortal...

Designer babies. Searching for the perfect child

Designer children. In our opinion, these technologies encourage children to be considered as a product that can be selected or rejected. We, therefore, consider that a moratorium should be proposed A recently published article in Fertility and Sterility (103; 342-343, 2015) from...

Pregnant women declared brain dead. Should life support be maintained?

Maintaining life support in pregnant women declared brain death is a question that arises quite often in gynaecology practice and has now been raised again with the news of two recent cases.The first concernsMarlise Muñoz, in Texas, USA, and the other Robyn Benson, in British...

Consciousness after clinical death. The biggest ever scientific study published

Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness continues for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible. A recent article in British newspaper The Daily Mail (1) featured an interview with Dr. Sam Parnia, with the...

Human cloning for reproductive and therapeutic purpose. Ethical aspects.

Human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) or human cloning  for reproductive and therapeutic purposes and oocyte use have objective ethical difficulties, principally that it objectifies the human embryo produced, it instrumentalises it, which goes against the dignity inherent to...

Has gender ideology been checkmated?

Past summer, “Gender Ideology” was dealt a devastating blow, oddly enough in the countries that pioneered this theory, when the Nordic Council of Ministers (regional inter-governmental co-operation consisting of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland) closed...