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Prenatal diagnosis in Norway.
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PMID:  9101181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prenatal diagnosis (PND) of genetic disorders is provided without costs to the woman or family, in Norway. However, the volume of examinations is significantly smaller than in most other Western European countries. Prenatal diagnosis because of relatively high maternal age is accepted only if the woman will be 38 years or older at the time of delivery. Adequate technologies and know-how are available. The limitations on the amount of work done in this field are a result of political decisions which may have been strongly influenced by fundamentalist groups. PND in Norway has reduced the number of infants born with anomalies of the autosomal chromosomes. The impact on births of infants with other disorders is very small.
K Berg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of human genetics : EJHG     Volume:  5 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1018-4813     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-06     Completed Date:  1997-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9302235     Medline TA:  Eur J Hum Genet     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Chromosome Aberrations / diagnosis
Chromosome Disorders
Financing, Government
Prenatal Diagnosis / economics,  methods,  utilization*

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