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Ethical issues involving multifetal pregnancies.
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PMID:  9615569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selective termination is a procedure in which an anomalous fetus in a multifetal pregnancy is terminated with the intent of allowing the pregnancy to continue, so that the patient delivers one or more healthy infants at term. Multifetal pregnancy reduction is the elective reduction of three or more fetuses to a smaller number in an attempt to reduce the incidence of premature delivery in these patients. The ethical issues relating to these two procedures are quite different. Data are presented relating to the efficacy and safety of each procedure, and the ethical issues relating to them are discussed.
R L Berkowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-07     Completed Date:  1998-08-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-90; discussion 215-23     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ethics, Medical*
Gestational Age
Hospital Costs
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / adverse effects,  methods*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prenatal Care / economics

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