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  • ‘No science’ behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

    ‘No science’ behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

    Gender dysphoria is a psychological condition in which a person’s experience of the psychological and cultural associations of their gender differ greatly from their biological sex. Dr. Paul Hruz, emphasizing the importance of rooting medical practices in science rather than ideology, says no randomized controlled trials have shown that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are the best treatments for children with the condition.

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  • Vatican conference tackles new technology and medicine

    Vatican conference tackles new technology and medicine

    The Pontifical Academy for Life is holding a conference on technological advancement. An official from the Academy noted technology can help to keep a person comfortable, but “it doesn’t defeat death.” So the great challenge, then, is “to find the lines that are respected for every person, especially the most weak, vulnerable and suffering.”

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  • Catholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says

    Catholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says

    The National Bureau of Economic Research is an  influential domestic policy think tank based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its working paper estimated that the expansion of Catholic hospitals reduces by 30 percent the annual rates per-bed of inpatient abortions. The rates of tubal ligations or sterilizations drop 31 percent. Edward Furton, an ethicist with the National Catholic Bioethics Center, said, “The authors assume that denying access to these ‘services’ represents a moral failing of some sort, but not many people would agree.”

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