UK study shows massive surge in deadly STDs among gay men

Jun 26, 2015 by

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSite: A steep jump in cases of two deadly sexually transmitted diseases in the UK has been found among homosexual men, a new study says. Figures from the Public Health England (PHE) indicate the increase in cases of syphilis and gonorrhea among homosexual males rose considerably higher than that of the general population, prompting health experts to say the problem must be a public health priority and that this is likely just “the tip of the iceberg.” While the study showed...

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Planning for a world with LGBT bioethics

Jun 14, 2015 by

by Michael Cook, BioEdge: With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine,  foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics. Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of...

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Where do we draw the line between playing Darwin and playing God?

Apr 25, 2015 by

by Judith Woods, Telegraph: The fact that Chinese geneticists have taken the first steps to creating designer babies should fill us with horror. TWO contrasting stories this week have thrown into sharp relief the complex relationship between humanity and science. The first was the harrowing yet inspirational story of how newborn Teddy Houlston became Britain’s youngest organ donor aged just 100 minutes old. His parents allowed his kidneys and heart valves to be removed and given to a man 233...

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Morning-after pill leads to higher rates of sexually-transmitted infections, study suggests

Apr 20, 2015 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: A recently-published study suggests that access to morning-after pills leads to higher rates of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). The study was authored by Dr Karen Mulligan, associate professor of economics and finance at Middle Tennessee State University, USA. [Wiley Online Library, accessed 20 April] Dr David Paton, professor of industrial economics at Nottingham University Business School, told SPUC today: “It is very interesting to see further...

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Unholy trinity of the three-person embryo

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Peter Kearney, The Scotsman: The recent “debate” over three-person embryos showed once again how poorly informed we are about modern science and its techniques. That might be unfortunate, but it shouldn’t be catastrophic. The votes in the Commons and the Lords, however, showed how completely ignorant our legislators are about science in general and genetics in particular – it was catastrophic. Supporters claimed that the decision was “good news for progressive medicine”. Yet, just because...

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In the headlong rush for ‘rights’, children are an afterthought

Mar 21, 2015 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: Traditional views of parenthood are being drowned out by a form of gay rights sharia. It is a cunning feature of general elections, designed by the parties who compete in them, that most issues which matter cannot be discussed. The two main parties narrow down the subjects they are prepared to debate and then make a tremendous show of disagreement about what little remains. We saw it in the Budget debate on Wednesday. So this column is more interested in whatever...

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