Information about prenatal testing does not necessarily increase uptakeBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.508a (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:508
- W M O Moore
- Consultant obstetrician Central Manchester Child Growth Project, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2AD
EDITOR,—J G Thornton and colleagues report the effect of giving women extra, non-directive information about prenatal screening.1 They found that ultrasound examination to look for structural abnormality in the fetus was almost universally accepted (99%) whereas screening for Down's syndrome was accepted by only about one third of the women.
In the first half of a normal pregnancy expectant women are usually offered a …