Stop using ultrasound to determine sex of fetuses, urge doctors, radiologists

Stop using ultrasound to determine sex of fetuses, urge doctors, radiologists

“Canada’s pregnancy specialists and the nation’s radiologists are calling for a halt on using ultrasound for the sole purpose of determining the sex of an unborn fetus.

In a new joint policy statement, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists also say it could be considered unethical for private, commercial clinics to offer “entertainment” ultrasounds purely for the purpose of creating “keepsake” videos for expectant parents.

The position statement comes amid mounting concerns that in Canada, people are using ultrasound to determine the sex of a fetus early in pregnancy and to have it aborted if it is a girl.”

Global Monsanto protests media blackout, patents on life, and government conspiracies questionably tied to autism — oh my!

Global Monsanto protests media blackout, patents on life, and government conspiracies questionably tied to autism -- oh my!

Did you know that the same organization that made Agent Orange puts a little of their company’s magic inside the food you eat? Depending on your news source, you might (not) have learned about the worldwide protests against Monsanto.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/monsanto-protesters-globe-rally-firm-genetically-modified-food-products-article-1.1355457?localLinksEnabled=false

There are 400-some-odd cities across the world right now protesting against Monsanto – one of the world’s largest purveyors of GMO foods. Personally, I can’t stand those tasteless grapefruits the size of soccer balls.

Genetically modified foods (known commonly as GMO) are foodstuffs modified to be bigger, longer lasting, seedless, etc etc.. the pollen of GMO food cross-pollinates with other farmer’s foods, leading to a majority of the food we have access to today to be, in part, GMO.

Monsanto owns patents on these foods’ DNA, and has sued farmers for seed keeping and counter-engineering the environment in ways that hinder their crops.
1. http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds.aspx
2. http://www.southmilwaukeenow.com/blogs/communityblogs/209038121.html
In this story, you have a bee-keeper who had his Monsanto-pesticide resistant bee hive destroyed.

There was a law passed referred to as the Monsanto Protection Act that makes Monsanto immune to such litigation themselves. You can read a note on this topic here: http://jezebel.com/5993018/whats-the-monsanto-protection-act-and-why-is-it-all-over-facebook

What caused this global unrest?

There have been concerns that GMO could be leading to cases of autism and other such disorders for one.. http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-risks/

In fact, there was a strange situation in which Facebook banned the account of a group of Autistic children holding up signs in a picture protesting GMO (see picture). http://www.naturalnews.com/040484_Facebook_censorship_children_Monsanto_rally.html

There has also been an alarming disturbance in the world’s bee population.. Since pollinators are responsible for a great deal of the world’s food supply, this is serious. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/decline-of-honey-bees-now-a-global-phenomenon-says-united-nations-2237541.html

This situation reminds me very much of how things are in the world of studying prenatal ultrasound side effects. The same battle is being fought with different words.

Some company has a viral market that exposes humans to possibly harmful conditions, regulations change to add fuel to the fire, evidence arises later that it can cause harm, business ignores the science, mainstream media does not report on the subject…

Is that what it takes to get science heard? 2 million people+?

Thanks to alternative media and the internet it’s possible. I genuinely believe in the strength of good people to stand up against bad things, no matter how much money is involved.

 

Dr. Sarah Buckley, safety concerns about prenatal sonography, published in 2005

Dr. Sarah Buckley, safety concerns about prenatal sonography, published in 2005

http://www.sarahbuckley.com/ultrasound-scans-cause-for-concern/

Dr. Sarah Buckley, MD, created this website back in 2005. To summarize: studies estimate 99% of Australians, 70% of North American pregnancies involve prenatal ultrasound…why? It is very risky. Using it as a screening tool for abnormalities is exposing a majority of the population and this is dangerous.

I agree.. it’s a problem that is mostly propagated because of business success. Every individual mother is going to want baby pictures, making it a viral market. With the advent of social media pictures are self advertising treasures.

Yet, not enough research has been done to prove that they are safe yet. Research takes a lot of time, especially when there is no fountain of money just waiting.

There have been many side effects discovered in animal models, but ethics issues preclude human studies. So the safety assessments released have concluded safety based on lack of evidence.

The side effects discovered already urgently demand further attention… more research is required. Consider reblogging this message because more people need to know about these risks. Apparently the message didn’t get out in 2005.

Our future generation’s health is seriously called to question here.