Refusing to provide a prenatal test: can it ever be ethical?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39045.370301.1F (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1174

Ethics or humanity?

  1. Neha S Godre, intern
  1. 1Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai 400022, Maharashtra, India neha_godre@rediffmail.com

Huntington's disease manifests with cognitive, emotional symptoms, uncontrollable and abnormal movements due to destruction of neurones. There is loss of thinking, planning, speech, and synchronisation; the memory is affected, as is muscle control; psychological imbalances occur, and much more. Such patients face death more often due to complications of the …

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