Ethical considerations in first-trimester Down syndrome risk assessment Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Down Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First
  • Prenatal Diagnosis

abstract

  • On the basis of the ethics of informed consent, we argue that routinely offering first-trimester risk assessment in centers qualified to provide it is ethically obligatory. We describe how pregnant women can be expected to respond to this offer. We then argue that routinely withholding the results of first-trimester risk assessment is ethically unjustified. The ethics of informed consent is an essential dimension of first-trimester risk assessment for trisomy 21.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283374a9f

PubMed ID

  • 20125014

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 135

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 22

number

  • 2