Search Resources (English): Prenatal tests

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I want to have MSS testing...what should I do?  
http://www.ahsc.health.nb.ca/prenatalscreening/basicinfoques8.htm
Explains what the optimum time is for a pregnant woman to have the maternal serum screen test, and what steps need to be taken to have this test performed. (See Details)
What is prenatal screening?  
http://www.ahsc.health.nb.ca/prenatalscreening/basicinfoques1.htm
Provides a definition for prenatal screening: tests that are performed before the 20th week of pregnancy to determine the likelihood of adverse health conditions being present in the developing fetus. (See Details)
New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39435
Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
The ethical and human rights implications of prenatal technologies: the need for federal leadership and regulations  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ethical-human-rights.pdf
Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Prenatal technologies may not offer reproductive choice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39536
Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. Explores the medicalization of disability and disability-based discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Prenatal testing and disability rights  
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?id=31&compID=43
Explores the implications of prenatal testing leading to pregnancy terminations when potential disabilities are detected. Includes other related articles. (See Details)
Published: 2002, 2003
How can ultrasound help?  
http://www.ahsc.health.nb.ca/prenatalscreening/basicinfoques7.htm
Explains the importance of ultrasound in establishing gestational age in the context of prenatal screening for conditions such as spina bifida. (See Details)
New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory : “People with Down syndrome enhance the learning, lives and citizenship in our schools, workplaces and families”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39435

Argues that the new recommendations from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada discriminates against citizens with Down syndrome.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
A primer of reproductive technology   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article provides a list of defines words and concepts on the topic of reproductive technologies.     

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Published: 1985
Selective abortion  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article draws connections between reproductive technologies, disability and eugenics. Shares a critic and statistical information from The Disabled Women's Network (DAWN). 

 


 

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Published: 1993