US doctors confirm and clarify their opposition to assisted suicide. ‘A prescription for death’

With a large majority (392-162), the most important medical institution in the United States reiterates that assisted suicide is not a medical...

American Governement protects conscientious objection in the field of abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide

Don’t miss below video “1,300 complaints alleging discrimination in a health care setting on account of religious beliefs or...

Assisted suicide last figures. 13,000 patients died in 2017

Several countries and some North American states have recently legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, including Canada and the State of...

Transgender thoughtpolice banned scientific research about people whith detransitioning. Why?

We posted 0n 28 Sep 2017 an article titled Bath Spa University – UK banned medical research to help people who decided to reverse their gender...

Chemical castration for some sex offenders is in the agenda of several American states. It opens a new bioethical debate

A new issue of bioethical debate raised about how to prescribe extreme sex offenders to avoid new crimes when they are released. At least eight...

Burnout among physicians. A bioethical approach

In a systematic review (based on studies of 45 countries) entitled “Prevalence of Burnout Among Physicians“, published in JAMA Network, 18...

FDA wins major victory in campaign against stem cell clinics that marketing bogus and potentially hazardous products

One bioethical issue our Observatory is following is the proliferation of clinics offering stem cell treatments, many of which do not meet the...

Euthanasia debate. Absence of shared basic positions respect to the concept of the dignity of human life

Ignacio Sánchez Cámara, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Rey Juan Carlos, discussed “the value and dignity of the end-stage of...

It there a right to die and to attend the death of others? Could be it a threat to dependent life?

In a recent article , Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, José Manuel Serrano asks the question of whether there is a right to...

Why is contraceptives potential risk of depression and suicide little-recognized? It mainly affects adolescents

The fact that oral contraceptives can have objective side effects, especially thrombotic problems, is well proven (see HERE ). Now, another side...

Vincent Lambert case reignites the end of life debate in France and beyond

We quote a New York Times article published on May 21 2019, “French medical professionals said that Mr Lambert’s condition had been stable...

One of the smallest newborn in the world – 22 cm. Seven months later he leaves the hospital in good health. Bioethical approach

The smallest baby in the world to survive has been discharged from hospital after having reached 3238 grams in weight. The baby was born in a...

Alabama governor signs surgical and chemical abortion ban into law. It reignited abortion debate

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial near-total abortion ban Wednesday evening. The new law is the most restrictive...

China breached international criminal law. Organs are harvested from political prisoners

China abuses in this and other fields have been published by our Observatory (for example frauduent trials scandal). On the other hand obtaining...

Promising new treatment of spinal cord injuries presents bioethical problems should be resolved

Spinal cord injuries are one of the pathologies that present the greatest medical issues in regenrative medicine. Thus, their possible treatment...

German Ethics Council statement about germline intervention overlooks current use of embryos in this line of research

Last year, the birth of the first genetically modified babies shook the world (see HERE). The German Ethics Council now presents a comprehensive...

Surrogate motherhood moral dilemma. Our bioethical assessment

As we know, surrogacy consists in initiating a pregnancy in a woman other than the biological mother, with the intention that, when the child is...

One in eight UK adults have suicidal thoughts over body image – poll concludes

In a recent study we publish (“Thirteen Reasons Why” devastating effect), we asked “Can TV shows intersect with public health crises...

Surrogate motherhood debate. German court said the biological mother had no maternity rights. Why?

A top German court recommended a woman adopt her own child after she and her husband used a surrogate mother in Kyiv. With surrogacy banned in...

Overview of worlwide suicide burden. Deaths from suicide rose 6.7% worldwide between 1990 and 2016

Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a specific document on this issue...