Begins whether the pregnancy at the moment of conception is when the sperm fertilizes the egg? Or she starts in a week, when the embryo is implanted in the uterus? According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago and published in the American journal of obstetrics and gynecology , even doctors differ on this issue in opinions. Dr. Farr A. Curlin and the team set out to identify, gynecologists and obstetricians think about the beginning of pregnancy. They also wanted to know what measurement characteristics were associated with the belief that pregnancy began with implantation, not conception. The researchers reviewed the questionnaire 1800 practitioners gynecologic specialties in the United States. The main emphasis was made on the opinion about the beginning of pregnancy. The questionnaire contained the following response options: At conception (the uniting of sperm and egg, also known as fertilization)
Below is the data from their responses:
A high percentage of religious doctors said "at the moment of conception", as did those who were against abortion. The authors concluded that the beliefs of obstetricians and gynecologists of when pregnancy begins, and that they thus oppose abortion and Express the importance of religion in their lives."