A short history of the morning-after pill in the United States

When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States at the end of 2008, many of his voters thought that they were going to change many things, among them issues related with women’s rights. One of the areas where this expectation was highest was that of emergency...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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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...

The biological status of the early human embryo. When does human life begins?

“Those who argue that that embryo can be destroyed with impunity will have to prove that this newly created life is not human. And no-one, to the best of our knowledge, has yet been able to do so.” Introduction In order to determine the nature of the human embryo, we need to know...
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ABOUT US

About us The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

After a long and costly legal process conscientious objection ethics of companies is legalized in USA

Conscientious objection ethics of family companies to the “contraceptive mandate.” The United States Supreme Court decided, by a majority of 5 votes to 4, that family companies can object to the Ministry of Health regulation that obliges them to finance and offer...

Comment on the decision of the german bishops regarding the use of emergency contraception in rape victims

Introduction On 21st February this year, the media echoed a statement made public by the German Episcopal Conference on the approval of the use of hormonal contraception in women who had been raped, with the condition that the methods used would act only by preventing ovulation....
Posted On 14 Nov 2013
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PUBLICATIONS

Articles of the Bioethics Observatory – Institute of Life Sciences published in scientific journals 2016 Peck R., Rella W.,Tudela J., Aznar J., Mozzanega B. Does levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive have a post fertilization effect. A review of its mechanism of action The...
Posted On 09 Jun 2013