Early life

The psychological consequences of abortion

Author / Source : Laetitia Pouliquen Published on : Thematic : Early life Files Temps de lecture : 25 min.

Suffering was nonetheless the main argument put forward by the French Minister of Health and Sports in 2010: "Measuring the psychological impact of abortion via a survey conducted with women who have taken this step has encountered obstacles that are difficult to overcome. It is in fact essential to avoid a method of surveying the women concerned that could jeopardize their concealment of their abortion from their family and friends. It seems, moreover, insensitive to spur women who have not...

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Is IVF (ART) indisputable?

Author / Source : Tugdual Derville Published on : Thematic : Early life Files Temps de lecture : 9 min.

A chorus of praise accompanied the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professor Edwards, inventor of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, there remain numerous objections. Already, by dissociating sexual intercourse and procreation, human artificial insemination had opened the way for, with the gift of sperm, the deliberate dissociation between biological paternity and “social pa-ternity”. New family secrets were encouraged. With IVF, embryos are no longer conceived under the pro...

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