n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - News bites

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... NEWS News Bites 336 CME June 2006 Vol.24 No.6 'Fetuses cannot feel pain before 26th week' A human fetus does not feel pain before the 26th week of gestation, according to a clinical review. And while they might produce a response to a pain stimulus after 26 weeks, this does not mean that they feel pain. so writes Dr stuart Derbyshire, a psychologist from the University of Birmingham, in the British Medical Journal. Legislation is being considered in the UsA to make it mandatory for painreducing drugs to be used before abortions undertaken later than 22 weeks. Guinea pig ..

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