Bioethics Training in Reproductive Health in Mexico

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 151.2 (November, 2020): 308-313.

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2021

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Gustavo Millán

Institute for Philosophical Research

Frances Kissling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 2020

Abstract

Bioethical approaches to reproductive health have been of utmost importance for the last three decades in Mexico. As Mexican laws regarding abortion, assisted reproduction, and conscientious objection have been modified, a number of social actors with an interest in these areas have realized that they have to educate the different agents who take part in these procedures in a bioethical approach to reproductive health and rights. This strategy was first used in Mexico by the Catholic Church and many Catholic universities. Advocates,scientists and feminist organizations,as well as some public universities,have also realized that grounding in bioethics could strengthen health providers comfort with abortion. Bioethics is also a good framework for supporting the legalization of abortion and for more liberal laws regarding assisted reproduction.So, for the last few years, one of the priorities of these two sides has been to train healthcare personnel, lawyers, and members of ethics committees and members of Congress in the application of their respective bioethical perspectives.

Keywords: Bioethics Training, Reproductive Health, Abortion Laws, Mexico

JEL Classification: I18, J13, I10, K10

Suggested Citation

Millán, Gustavo and Kissling, Frances, Bioethics Training in Reproductive Health in Mexico (September 2020). International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 151.2 (November, 2020): 308-313. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3721686

Gustavo Millán (Contact Author)

Institute for Philosophical Research ( email )

Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n
Lomas de las Palmas, 52760
Mexico

Frances Kissling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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