Information about prenatal testing does not necessarily increase uptake

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.508a (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:508
  1. W M O Moore
  1. 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 …

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