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Nº. 15

September 25, 2020

coronavirus palliative care

Now, palliative care is even more necessary. Which problem is affecting its access

The Lancet constituted a special Commission in palliative care. With the aim to alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief—an imperative of universal health coverage. In…Read more.

loneliness medical risks

Loneliness and coronavirus crisis. Medical and ethical approach

A recent article published in Jama Journal says, "Prolonged loneliness is a major yet underappreciated determinant of health, placing individuals at greater risk… Read more.

generational replacement Fertility rate dramatic drops

American official figures on fertility. The report shows that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years

Fertility rate dramatic drops year by year with a severe lack of generational replacement The latest report on the fertility rate in the United States indicates that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years. US government Centers for Disease Control (CDC) total fertility rate (TFR) for the United States in 2019 was 1,70 births per …

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IVF clinics reliability

Assisted reproduction clinics ethics concerns and gametes donor system a true pandora box

We have authored several articles questioning the reliability of IVF clinics, and contested the anonymity of sperm and egg donation, which affect the very identity of a human individual and his or her health (read HERE). In this respect, an article published in the American magazine The Atlantic reported a case of at least 36 mothers deceived by a clinic. …

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prenatal genetic test

Ethical concerns in prenatal genetic tests (NIPT). Could they be used for discriminate before birth?

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing NIPT is a method that uses maternal blood to detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities and other characteristics in early pregnancy, with no risks for the fetus. This makes it a promising method from both a medical and ethical perspective. Prenatal diagnosis based on amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling is known to have a small, but real, risk …

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