What Does Biomedicine Does Not Operate? A Bubble? And Anti Aging Mechanisms?

1217 Words Nov 7th, 2016 5 Pages
In the same way that I would argue that biomedicine does not operate in a bubble, I would argue that patients or an individual patient are not operating in a bubble, but rather under the ‘cover’ of society. I would argue that just about everyone would view the innovation of holographic images in a positive light. We want to be treated when we go to hospitals and not be affected by hospital-acquired infections . Holographic imaging is the response to this as medical personnel can input necessary data without touching physical devices such as keyboards, mouse, pens, etc. By not actually touching anything, the possibility of infection is greatly reduced. However, not all innovations are this simple and evidently beneficial for all without creating uneasiness amongst different stakeholders in society. Let’s take for examples, In vitro fertilization (IVF) and anti-aging mechanisms (AM).
IVF is the joining of a woman 's egg and a man 's sperm in a laboratory dish. It is usually a five (5) step process. The steps are; stimulation, egg retrieval, insemination and fertilization, embryo culture, and embryo transfer. IVF has been growing rapidly in recent years. Many couples who were incapable of having biological children are now presented with an option for producing children. For biomedical innovators, this is a great success. One must argue that for many, IVF is also seen as a welcome answer to a problem. However, for others like the Catholic Church and a distinct group of…

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