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Medical Ethics in Gynecology and Perinatology

Morana Brkljacic

Keywords : Bioethics, Gynecology, Human being, Medical ethics, Medicine, Science

Citation Information : Brkljacic M. Medical Ethics in Gynecology and Perinatology. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2023; 17 (1):47-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1958

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: This paper aims to present medical ethics in perinatal medicine as application of some key ethical principles to the practice of perinatal medicine. Methods: This is review of how medical science, combined with the progress of technology, has contributed in many ways to improving the maintenance of human health. Medical ethics acts as a functional interface between medicine, science, and ethics. Results: Medical ethics links scientific endeavor and its application into adaptive forms of ethical consensus. Its major elements are an increased understanding of biological systems and the responsible use of technology in tune with new scientific insights. When does a human being become a person? When does personhood end? These critical questions are some of the most interesting and affecting in medical ethics; at the beginning and end of life rights of the mother versus rights of the fetus, abortion, assisted reproduction and surrogacy are the hot-button issues that can be addressed with medical ethics. Conclusion: Bioethics should represent a new scientific ethics that connects humility, responsibility, and ability; a science that is interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and global, and that exalts the meaning of humanity. It perceives the man's well-being in the context of respect for nature, and as such, should become a kind of a “science of survival”.

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