Dead fetuses might have to be registered as stillbirths

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1004b (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1004
  1. R F Heys, Retired obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. River Lodge, 53 Bar Lane, Ripponden, West Yorkshire HX6 4EX

    EDITOR,—I wish to point out an aspect of the selective termination of fetuses in a multiple pregnancy that is not mentioned in Richard L Berkowitz's editorial.1 As Berkowitz states, this procedure is usually performed in the second trimester with the intention that pregnancy should continue to the delivery of one or more healthy surviving infants (in the case that “caused a furor …

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