Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Print version ISSN 0034-7434
OLAYA, Mercedes et al. Medical and legal implications of a "life birth" certificate in Colombia. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2011, vol.62, n.3, pp. 244-249. ISSN 0034-7434.
Important steps have been made in Colombia regarding the approach to and handling of fetuses, embryos and the newborn born dead; however, there is still a need for making existing standards and concepts more widely known and implementing those which are lacking. Greater clarity is needed concerning the pertinent concepts since the legal implications of certifying a child born alive are very significant for patients, families, institutions and society. The present document was aimed at reflecting on the relevant medical and legal aspects concerning the topic.
Keywords : live birth; born dead.