March 2021 Edition


nº 94

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Current barriers to implementing the necessary end-of-life care

The end of life care is a bioethical issue of great relevance, even more, in the current crisis of Covid 19. A study published last December in BMC Medical Ethics entitled "Barriers in implementing the dying patient law..."… Read more
Our bioethical statement of the end of life care 

New medical and ethical dilemmas with hormone-blocking treatments and gender transition

hormone blocking
"Can the request of someone who wants to block their organic development to remain in a prepubertal — immature — state indefinitely, undergoing untested treatments, with risks and irreversible side effects in many cases, with the sole intention of satisfying a desire, be ethically acceptable?" The “gender dysphoria” that often accompanies transsexual persons…

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Review of uterus transplantation and their medical and ethical problems

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…

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uterus transplantation ethical problems


Two Covid-19 vaccines do not use cells from elective abortions in their current production

"It is certainly very positive news that the two vaccines currently on the market, Pfizer and Moderna, can be used with no ethical restrictions because they have not used cells from past elective abortions in their production Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines do use them"… Read more
COVID-19 vaccines without cells from abortion

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

Genetics and non-genetics factors of diseases. The exposome's studies
"Human Genome Project" marked a before and after in the history of medicine. However, progress in understanding the non-genetic factors of diseases, a field of growing biomedical interest, is becoming more difficult. This set of non-genetic factors is called the exposome… Read more

Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic evolution in the coming years

An issue of undoubted general interest is to try to predict SARS-CoV-2 future evolution. In this regard, an article was published on 13 November 2020 in Science, rigorously addresses this subject. It states, among other things, that this will in part depend on possible variations in the immune response following SARS-CoV-2 infection and the subsequent…

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SARS-CoV-2 future evolution

Latest on chemical abortion during the current pandemic crisis in the US and the UK

chemical abortion in coronavirus era
In the US and the UK, abortion service provision during the pandemic has been restricted to surgical abortion. With respect to chemical abortion, the FDA requires Mifepristone, an abortion drug, to be given out in-person with a prescription from a certified medical specialist, according to a report in Christian Headline… Read more


Has assisted reproduction risk of ovarian tumor?

It is not known whether assisted reproduction increases the risk of ovarian tumors. Now, a large study has been published that includes 30,625 women who received ovarian stimulation in an assisted reproduction program... Read more
Assisted reproduction possible risk

"No baby, no fee". Promotion of fertility clinics in the UK questioned

fertility clinics questioned
Fertility clinics' marketing doesn't always consider the ethical aspects of their promotions - read HERE and HERE. In this respect, a current campaign in the UK offers a full refund if their treatment is unsuccessful after a set number of cycles or within a set time frame. Is it really safe for the eventual mother's health? Without a doubt, the …

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New medical and ethical concerns of sperm donation and assisted reproduction in relation to coronavirus epidemic restrictions

There is a known shortage of sperm donors in the international assisted reproduction market (read HERE). The UK legislation that bans the anonymity of gamete donors, for obvious reasons, has reduced the availability of sperm even further, a problem that has been compounded with the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, the UK National Health Service has been required to stop …

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sperm donation black market

Arkansas Senate approves a law protecting healthcare workers’ right to conscientious objection

Conscientious objection new law
Last February 10, the Arkansas Senate approved a law that protects the right of medical professionals to conscientious objection. Conscientious objection new law is welcomed by ethicists and medical workers, but…

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