Search Resources (English): Prenatal screening

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Triple-marker screening in British Columbia: current practice, future options  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/triple-marker-screening.pdf

Examines maternal serum triple-marker screening (TMS) for fetuses with Down syndrome, other chromosomal abnormalities, and spina bifida.

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Published: 2000
Improving population health or the population itself? Health technology assessment and our genetic future  
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=THC&volumeId=20&issueId=02#
Examines the issues arising from prenatal genetic screening programs and provides an example of the new type of health technology assessment (HTA) contribution emerging in health policy development. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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 construction of disability and risk in genetic counselling discourse  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/construction-disability.pdf
Assesses the ways in which the conceptions of disability and risk affect women's well-being, their decision-making process during pregnancy, and public awareness about people with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The genetics genie: questioning prenatal genetics
Provides a plain language guide to the concepts and issues around prenatal genetic testing and counselling, genetic counselling training, disabilities, and rights and choices.
Published: 2002
Congenital anomalies in Canada: a perinatal health report, 2002  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cac-acc02/index.html
Provides an overview of five categories of congenital anomalies in Canada (Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), neural tube defects, congenital heart defects, oral facial clefts, and limb reduction defects). (See Details)
Published: 2002
Should we expand prenatal screening?  
http://www.ircm.qc.ca/bioethique/obsgenetique/cadrages/cadr2002/c_no2_02/ca_no2_02_2.html
Examines the general question of what kind(s) of prenatal screening, if any, can improve the health of women and children in the population. (See Details)
Published: 2002
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
Prenatal diagnosis  
http://www.sogc.org/health/pregnancy-prenatal_e.asp
Details various prenatal screening tests used to determine abnormalities in the fetus, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, single screen test, double screen test, triple screen test, and maternal serum screen. (See Details)
Published: 2001
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)