Prenatal Dexamethasone for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Fetal Engineering Very Dangerous Experiment

Fetal Engineering dangerous Experiment: Prenatal Dexamethasone for Congenital Adrenal HyperplasiaScience Daily post Dangerous Experiment in Fetal Engineering analyses Prenatal Dexamethasone for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry using extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes.

2012 Study Abstract

Following extensive examination of published and unpublished materials, we provide a history of the use of dexamethasone in pregnant women at risk of carrying a female fetus affected by congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). This intervention has been aimed at preventing development of ambiguous genitalia, the urogenital sinus, tomboyism, and lesbianism. We map out ethical problems in this history, including: misleading promotion to physicians and CAH-affected families; de facto experimentation without the necessary protections of approved research; troubling parallels to the history of prenatal use of diethylstilbestrol (DES); and the use of medicine and public monies to attempt prevention of benign behavioral sex variations. Critical attention is directed at recent investigations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP); we argue that the weak and unsupported conclusions of these investigations indicate major gaps in the systems meant to protect subjects of high-risk medical research.

This is insane ! This shows NOTHING has been learned from the thalidomide and DES experiences.

IVF on Steroids: the Dangerous Off-Label use of ‘Dex’ during Pregnancy

It also sounded too close to the history of DES (diethylstilbestrol)

IVF on Steroids: The Dangerous Off-Label Use of 'Dex' During Pregnancy

Fertility clinics across the U.S. are prescribing a medication with a seriously concerning safety profile and no proven benefits

Will the lessons from the DES drug tragedy ever be learned? …
Read IVF on Steroids: The Dangerous Off-Label Use of ‘Dex’ During Pregnancy
theatlantic, JAN 16, 2013.

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