About Bioethics Observatory

Our website includes “Special reports” and “News” 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. We publish monthly two newsletters Bioethics News and Bioethics at a Glance. More than 10.000 subscribers receive them.

The tsunami engulfing women’s sport worldwide is now approaching the US and the UK. Common sense appears to be lacking

Last December, we published a special report entitled, Transsexuality (transwomen) [...]

Remembering Robert M. Veatch Ph. D. with our recognition of his brilliant career in bioethics

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at George Town University sent [...]

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English sperm donor wins legal battle after clinic used his sperm against his wish nine times

We have published several articles about fertility clinics' procedures (read [...]

Urethral complications after gender reassignment surgery: a systematic review

More cautious approaches when undertaking gender-transition to both surgery and [...]

By |2020-11-20T11:12:01+01:00November 17th, 2020|Bioethics, Informed consent, NEWS and VIEWS, Transsexuality|Comments Off on Urethral complications after gender reassignment surgery: a systematic review

Gene editing. The need for research with human embryos to treat diseases according to the new Nobel Prize winner

We have published an article about The Second Summit of [...]

HIV reservoirs are discovered after antiretroviral therapy. They could be the cause of long term effects in patients

Our Observatory has published several articles on the HIV epidemic [...]

Opioid litigation in the United States. The crisis appears to be far from being resolved and deaths continue to rise

As we said in two previous articles (HERE and HERE), [...]

LGBTQ youth mental health in coronavirus era: unprejudiced update

"Prudence demanded from a large part of the scientific community, [...]

COVID 19 singularities. Lower incidence among intensive care staff in the UK

We have published some articles about the singularities COVID 19 [...]