Prenatal tests

Prenatal tests

Selective abortion

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ingrid Deringer
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

 


 

A primer of reproductive technology

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Kathleen McDonnell
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Vol 6, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory : “People with Down syndrome enhance the learning, lives and citizenship in our schools, workplaces and families”

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
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Canadian Down Syndrome Society
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Vol. 9, N. 3/4
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory

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“People with Down syndrome enhance the learning, lives and citizenship in our schools, workplaces and families”
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

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.

What is prenatal screening?

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Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC)
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Saint John, NB

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.

I want to have MSS testing...what should I do?

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Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC)
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Saint John, NB

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.

How can ultrasound help?

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Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC)

Explains the importance of ultrasound in establishing gestational age in the context of prenatal screening for conditions such as spina bifida.

Prenatal testing and disability rights

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Boston Women's Health Book Collective
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2002, 2003
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Boston, MA

Explores the implications of prenatal testing leading to pregnancy terminations when potential disabilities are detected. Includes other related articles.

Prenatal technologies may not offer reproductive choice

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Karen Lawson
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. Explores the medicalization of disability and disability-based discrimination.

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ISSN 14800039

The ethical and human rights implications of prenatal technologies: the need for federal leadership and regulations

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Karen Lawson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights.

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PWHCE DISA.P44 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.
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