Original Air Date: November 10, 2016
Monique Chireau, M.D., Assistant Professor,
Division of Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center
Topic: On the front lines of cultural conflict, what are moral and ethical issues faced by OB/GYN medical doctors? The advent of three parent technology with Mitochondrial manipulation aka 'Mitochondrial Nuclear Transfer; pressuring medical student interns to learn how to do abortions; the excessive profiteering of In Vitro Fertilization at $15,000 to $25,000 per menstrual cycle; OB/GYN ' intervention to save the mother's life in hard pregnancy cases; 'Snow flake Babies' where embryo adoption versus embryo trafficking for couples having trouble conceiving; and the moral/ethical questions for medical students considering obstetrics and gynecology as their career path specialty?
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