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Give Women The Choice

31 March 2017

Mar 31 2017 : The Times of India (Chandigarh)Give Women The ChoiceDevi Shetty, Sneha IypeWhy the 20 week abortion limit must be relaxed in case of foetal abnormalitiesRecently, the Supreme...

Caesarean deliveries #"SafeBirth"

18 March 2017

Hey, I just signed the petition "Make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries #SafeBirth" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

18 March 2017

'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' will be shown in HBO channel on April 22 at 8PM. Those dealing with biological samples should watch this to understand ethical implications involved.

NIPT: A new test for pregnant women What the government and other people need to think about-2017

17 March 2017

Who are we? We are called the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. We give the government and other people advice about important things. What is this report about? There is a...

customised DNA

customised DNA

08 March 2017

Bioethicists have called for a ban on using a new pre-natal test to determine the sex of a baby

Bioethicists have called for a ban on using a new pre-natal test to determine the sex of a baby

07 March 2017

Published: March 3rd, 2017 Bioethicists have called for a ban on using a new pre-natal test to determine the sex of a baby, because it may lead to more 'gender-abortions'....

The Surrogacy Bill 2016

The Surrogacy Bill 2016

29 August 2016

By Dr. Jameela George Surrogacy has been a growing industry in India attracting commissioning parents from far and wide. The mushrooming of surrogacy centers over the past few decades has...

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

04 August 2016

“Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines,...

Response of the centre for bioethics (tcb) to the draft bill  on  The medical treatment of terminally-ill patients (protection of patients and medical practitioners) bill

Response of the centre for bioethics (tcb) to the draft bill on The medical treatment of terminally-ill patients (protection of patients and medical practitioners) bill

13 July 2016

RESPONSE OF THE CENTRE FOR BIOETHICS (TCB) TO THE DRAFT BILL ON THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF TERMINALLY-ILL PATIENTS (PROTECTION OF PATIENTS AND MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS) BILL Introduction This document records the...

Call for comments on passive euthanasia

Call for comments on passive euthanasia

17 May 2016

Call for comments on passive euthanasia The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Health and Family Welfare is Inviting Public Comments on Passive Euthanasia http://www.mohfw.nic.in/index1.php?lang=1&level=1&sublinkid=5960&lid=3871 Please send your...

Strongly worded parliamentary committee report about MCI tabled in RS yesterday

Strongly worded parliamentary committee report about MCI tabled in RS yesterday

10 March 2016

A new report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare analyses the Medical Council of India; issues with its governance and functioning, the context of the health...

Free medicines in Government hospitals

Free medicines in Government hospitals

03 February 2016

Delhi Government will soon distribute free medicines for their patients in all Government hospitals. Doctors in those hospitals have been requested to prescribe medicines from 406 essential medicines listed by...

U.K approved Gene editing experiments

U.K approved Gene editing experiments

02 February 2016

Britain’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority is the first to approve gene editing experiments on human embryo. Gene editing involves deleting, repairing or replacing bits of DNA inside living cells...

The following extract from Mental Health bill 2013  is a welcome change

The following extract from Mental Health bill 2013 is a welcome change

18 December 2015

124. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 309 of the Indian Penal Code,any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to be suffering from mental...

Surprisingly old

Surprisingly old

10 December 2015

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by...

China has scrapped its one child policy which was initiated in the late 1970s

China has scrapped its one child policy which was initiated in the late 1970s

19 November 2015

China’s one child policy was put in place to control population, when China’s population was nearly a billion, to boost economic growth and to decrease the need for resources. It...

India closing the door to foreigners using surrogates in India

India closing the door to foreigners using surrogates in India

19 November 2015

Over the past few decades India has been having a booming surrogacy industry. Highly specialized gynecologists and state of the art technology have yielded excellent results. This has been utilized...

ART Bill: The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill

ART Bill: The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill

27 October 2015

NO. V.25011/444/2011-HR (Vol.II) (Part)Government of IndiaMinistry of Health and Family Welfare(Department of Health Research) 2nd Floor, IRCS Building,Red Cross Road, New Delhi-110001,Dated, the 30th September, 2015Subject: The Assisted Reproductive Technology...

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