Prenatal screening

Prenatal screening

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). 

 


 

Ultrasound: the first wave

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

This article shares the story of ultra sound technology and how it became a routine part of prenatal care. Provides information about what exactly ultra sound is and who benefits from this marketed technology. Explores social, ethical and legal issues. 


A primer of reproductive technology

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English
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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
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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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Author: 
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
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Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
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.

Improving population health or the population itself? Health technology assessment and our genetic future

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Ken Bassett
Patricia M. Lee
Carolyn J. Green
Lisa Mitchell
Arminée Kazanjian
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Cambridge, UK

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.

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ISSN 02664623

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.

Prenatal diagnosis

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Society of obstetricians and gynaecologists of Canada
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

Prenatal testing and disability rights

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English
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Online
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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.

Should we expand prenatal screening?

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Abby Lippman
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L'Observatoire de la génétique
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Examines the general question of what kind(s) of prenatal screening, if any, can improve the health of women and children in the population.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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