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Reproductive decisions after neonatal screening identifies cystic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10685985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS: To document the reproductive choices made by women in New South Wales, Australia, after neonatal screening has identified cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: A sample of women attending cystic fibrosis clinics in New South Wales who had a child (or children) diagnosed by neonatal screening between 1981 and 1996 were interviewed. RESULTS: Two thirds of the women chose to avoid having another child with CF. The uptake of prenatal diagnosis was 66% in women who had a subsequent pregnancy; of these 69% terminated or would have terminated an affected fetus. Fifty nine per cent of the women who decided against a further pregnancy made this decision in order to avoid having another child with CF. CONCLUSIONS: These data show that having a child with CF influenced subsequent reproductive choices. In addition to the medical advantages of an early diagnosis offered by neonatal screening, this also allows informed future reproductive decisions.
Authors:
T Dudding; B Wilcken; B Burgess; J Hambly; G Turner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-30     Completed Date:  2000-03-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F124-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Hunter Genetics, Hunter Area Health Service, PO Box 84, Waratah, 2298 NSW, Australia. tdudding@mail.newcastle.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis,  psychology*
Data Collection
Decision Making*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / psychology*
Neonatal Screening / psychology*
New South Wales
Pregnancy
Sexual Behavior / psychology*
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