SPECIAL REPORTS

uterus transplantation ethical problems

Review of uterus transplantation and their medical and ethical problems

Bioethics Observatory 19 February 2021

Uterus transplantation presents serious ethical problems from the perspective of both the recipient and the donor, and even the future baby. In this respect we have published several articles on this issue, read HERE. Medical aspects The first uterus transplant was performed in Saudi Arabia

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hormone blocking
Our bioethical statement of the end of life care 
She warns others who feel they were born in the wrong body not to make hasty decisions especially when young and not follow sex reassignment surgery trick

NEWS and VIEWS

Genetics and non-genetics factors of diseases. The exposome’s studies

Bioethics Observatory 25 February 2021

The publication in 2001 of the results of the "Human Genome Project" marked a before and after in the history of medicine (see HERE). However, progress in understanding the non-genetic factors of diseases, a field of growing biomedical interest, is becoming more difficult. This set

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COVID-19 vaccines without cells from abortion
SARS-CoV-2 future evolution
sperm donation black market

BRIEF NEWS

Assisted reproduction possible risk
Have women more risk of ovarian tumor?
23 February 2021

Assisted reproduction possible risk of ovarian tumors is analyzed by a large study for 24 years. It is not known whether assisted reproduction increases the

Conscientious objection new law
Arkansas Senate approves a law protecting healthcare workers’ right to conscientious objection
12 February 2021

Last February 10, the Arkansas Senate approved a law that protects the right of medical professionals to conscientious objection (read HERE). Conscientious objection new law is

DS abortion banned by new law
South Dakota’s Gov. Noem introduces bill to ban abortions based on Down syndrome diagnosis
03 February 2021

Last January 25 a news of Associated Press, published in several journals, said that  South Dakota's Gov. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that would ban

COVID 19 individual vaccination
Getting vaccinated protects oneself and the rest of the population
01 February 2021

Navarra University - Spain claims for solidarity COVID 19 individual vaccination It is known the importance of vaccination to effectively fight coronavirus pandemic. Pablo Sarobe,

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 Observatory.

The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.

Our website includes “Special reports”, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including: assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism.

Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.