Homosexual relationships. The legal situation in Africa

Homosexual relationships are illegal in 33 out of 54 African countries, and punishable by death in four of them. Anti-gay views have risen in recent years (Newsweek, 7/10/2017). Our Bioethics Observatory, while we cannot defend homosexuality, we can support the undeniable rights...

Twin pregnancies, wich have more incidence in IVF, increase obstetric problems

Unquestionable risks of twin pregnancies It is recognised that multiple pregnancies increase the risk of obstetric and perinatal problems. In order to assess this risk, two groups of women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) were compared: one in which a single embryo was...

Ovarian stimulation for ovulation or IVF treatment. Does it increase the risk of gynaecological cancers?

The ovarian stimulation used in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a medical issue with extensive bioethical repercussions,  since it may increase the risk of gynaecological cancers. Now, however, a large study that included 178,396 women has confirmed that the ovarian stimulation...

Human embryo and its mother. Their dialogue extends to the genomic area

A key issue in the Masters in Bioethics taught at our Catholic University is the “biological status of the human embryo”, because demonstrating that the early human embryo (from the blastocyst phase) is a biological being of our species and not a uniform cluster of...

When the female Viagra, Flibanserin. was authorised ina controversial decision by the FDA

Female Viagra.”Hypoactive sexual desire disorder” to which the indication for the new drug refers, is very controversial”. On 4th June this year, a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee, responsible for the regulation and...
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