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Prenatal diagnosis, prenatal screening, and the rise of the tentative pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1778697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More and more medical technologies are becoming available for the early detection of congenital abnormalities, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and ultrasound scanning. Recent research has shown that maternal serum can provide a wealth of information on the unborn fetus and that the testing method lends itself to mass screening. Although screening will prevent a great deal of grief, such developments also lead to extreme medicalization of pregnancy. However, owing to the fact that people show a strong desire to avert every possible approaching calamity, the "tentative pregnancy" seems to be unavoidable.
T Tymstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of technology assessment in health care     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0266-4623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-10     Completed Date:  1992-03-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508113     Medline TA:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-16     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
University of Groningen.
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Villi Sampling
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Mass Screening / economics,  methods
Maternal-Fetal Relations*
Neural Tube Defects / diagnosis
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
Pregnant Women*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Risk Assessment
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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