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[팟캐스트](324) 직장내 성차별과 출산율 & 펜벤다졸

By Lim Jeong-yeo

Published : Oct. 30, 2019 - 15:46

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진행자: 임정요, Kevin Lee Selzer

1. Workplace gender discrimination hurts Korea’s fertility rate: OECD

기사요약: 직장 내 성차별이 출산율 저하에 기여한다는 OECD 리포트가 주목을 받았다. 이와 같은 발언을 한 OECD의 스테파노 스카페타는 한국이 출산율 하락 현상을 어떻게 극복하는지가 많은 나라에 교본이 될 것이라고 말했다.

[1] Gender discrimination in the workplace is responsible for Korea’s low fertility rate, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

*gender discrimination: 성차별
*workplace: 직장
*fetility rate: 출산율

[2] Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare and the OECD held a joint conference on Monday to address policy responses to the country’s declining fertility rate.

*joint: 공동의
*decline: 하락하다

[3]“Governments need to modernize their family policies to provide families with a continuum of support, from birth to adulthood,” said OECD’s Director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Stefano Scarpetta.

*modernize: 현대화하다
*continuum: 연속체

[4] “Korea’s response to the challenges brought about by its rapidly shifting demographics is a lesson that can be used throughout the world.”

*response: 대응
*challenge: 역경
*rapid: 급속한
*shifting: 변화하는
*demographics: 인구분포도


2. Animal worming tablets ineffective as cancer therapy: MFDS

기사요약: 동물용 구충제인 펜벤다졸이 항암 효과가 있다는 증언이 빗발치며 말기 암환자들 사이에서 펜벤다졸이 성행하고 있다. 하지만 펜벤다졸은 암세포와 동물대상 실험만 이루어졌을 뿐 사람을 대상으로 한 임상실험은 이루어진 바가 없어 어떤 부작용을 낳을지 모름에 대한암학회와 식약처는 펜벤다졸 인체 사용을 철저히 반대하고 있다.

[1] Using fenbendazole, a broad-spectrum drug used by veterinarians against gastrointestinal parasites --administered to sheep, cattle, horses, fish, dogs, cats, rabbits, and seals -- as treatment for cancer patients is inappropriate, the Korean Cancer Association and Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Monday, citing lack of clinical data to vouch for its safety and efficacy.

*gastrointestinal parasites: 장내 기생충
*administered: 투약되다
*inappropriate: 부적절하다
*clinical data: 임상 데이터
*efficacy: 효용성

[2] Fenbendazole’s purported oncological effects became a global sensation after multiple reports from terminal cancer patients that they could partially recover. There have been many testimonies recently from cancer patients across the world endorsing its efficacy.

*purported: 주장되다
*oncology: 종양학
*terminal: 말기의
*endorse: 지지하다

[3] Despite the warnings of potential side effects from health authorities in Korea, some terminal cancer patients have broadcast their last-resort “self-clinical tests” on YouTube. Six tablets of fenbendazole can be purchased online for 42,000 won ($36).

*potential: 잠재적인
*side effect: 부작용
*last-resort: 마지막 방책
*tablet: 알약을 세는 단위