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Unformatted text preview: HW#10 Ecctopic Pregnancy & PDE HW #10: ECTOPIC PREGNANCY & PDE (02/21/12 for 02/24/12) CHCE, 2nd Ed., Ch. 8, Ectopic Pregnancy, pp. 119-123 Q1: The procedure called __Salpingectomy__ removes from a pregnant mother one of her two fallopian tubes (which reduces her fertility), but it leads to the death of the embryo that has implanted itself in the tube. Since the surgeons actions bear upon the mother rather than the embryo, salpingectomy is not a __real__ abortion. Q2: Three conditions authorize salpingectomy. A: The tube is so damaged and __endangering__ as to warrant removal as a threat of deadly hemorrhage. B: The situation typically becomes critical and can no longer be postponed without unacceptably __harming__ the mother. C: The surgery removes the __tube__ containing the embryo and not the embryo from the tube. The surgery is performed __directly__ on the mother but the unintended bad effect of death falls on the embryo, which is how this is...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2012 for the course PHI 2240C taught by Professor Scrandis during the Spring '12 term at St. Johns Duplicate.
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