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Prenatal testing

a sociological perspective

by Aliza Kolker

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Published by Bergin & Garvey in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prenatal diagnosis -- Social aspects.,
  • Genetic counseling -- Social aspects.,
  • Prenatal diagnosis -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Genetic counseling -- Psychological aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-213) and index.

    StatementAliza Kolker & B. Meredith Burke ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan.
    ContributionsBurke, B. Meredith, 1947-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRG628 .K65 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1432217M
    ISBN 100897893379
    LC Control Number93043731

    After Part One, which includes the editors' summary and Cynthia Powell's overview of the practice of prenatal genetic testing in the United States, the book is subdivided into three additional sections. The six essays in Part Two examine the question of prenatal genetic testing in light of different understandings of the meaning of parenthood. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free (cf) DNA in maternal blood has the potential to dramatically alter the way prenatal screening and diagnosis for Down's syndrome is delivered. In many countries, before NIPT can be implemented into routine practice, information is required on its costs and benefits.

    Genetic counseling is important because there are so many new technologies available for patients to choose from and not every one is good for every patient. Today, you can have testing to see if you carry any one of many rare genetic disorders. Some genetic panels can screen hundreds of disorders. It is important thatContinue reading "Genetic counseling".   Various forms of prenatal testing have been around for decades, but when noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) debuted in , its greater accuracy combined with its ease of use contributed to its rapid uptake. In a few short years, NIPS, also called cell-free DNA screening, has become pervasive in the prenatal-testing market.

    Prenatal genetic counselors work with individuals, couples, or families who have an increased chance of having a child with a birth defect or genetic condition. Those who are already pregnant or are considering having a child in the future can meet with a prenatal genetic counselor to learn more about the condition in question, understand their risks more clearly, and discuss options . Get this from a library! Prenatal testing and disability rights. [Erik Parens; Adrienne Asch;] -- "In these essays, health care professionals, scholars, and members of the disability community debate the implications of prenatal testing for people with disabilitties and for parent-child.


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Cell-free fetal DNA testing. Doctors use this test to find your baby’s DNA in your blood and check it for Down syndrome and two other genetic conditions, trisomy 18 and trisomy You can have. For two years, Asch and Hastings Center bioethicist Eric Parens engaged a group of scholars, philosophers, ethicists, biologists, physicians, sociologists and educators under the auspices of the Hastings Center to grapple with that question, and the disability rights perspective on prenatal testing in general.

This book is the product of that 5/5(1). Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics series) - Kindle edition by Parens, Erik, Asch, Adrienne. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights (Hastings Center Studies in Ethics series).5/5(1). “Prenatal screening tests” is a blanket term that covers a variety of testing your doctor may recommend or you may choose to have during : Tracy Stickler.

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a specialist service that requires pre-payment before you undertake your testing. Due to the specialised nature of this test it can only be performed at selected collection centres, at specific times.

Please complete the following steps to pay for your test which will ensure your booking at your. KEY POINTS. You get some Prenatal testing book tests, like a blood pressure check and a urine test, several times during pregnancy.

You get other prenatal tests, like an ultrasound or special blood tests, at certain times during pregnancy or if you have certain problems. Image of a nuchal translucency test. Chapter Two opens with two scenes from a couple's first prenatal visits, shares how we received an unconsented-to false negative screen, and, then discusses some of the common reasons couples seek prenatal genetic testing.

(You can catch up with all of Chapter 1, here). Watch the prenatal genetic diagnostic tests video. Knowing what to expect can help you plan. At Quest Diagnostics, we’ve provided advanced genetic testing since the s. Our extensive test menu includes innovative technologies and a wide range of testing options—including more than genetic tests.

As prenatal tests proliferate, the medical and broader communities perceive that such testing is a logical extension of good prenatal care—it helps parents have healthy babies. But prenatal tests have been criticized by the disability rights community, which contends that advances in science should be directed at improving their lives, not preventing them.

Testing Women, Testing the Fetus by Rayna Rapp is a book, published inabout analysis of the social repercussions of prenatal genetic testing.

Rapp combines the data she collected herself with historical context of amniocentesis and genetic counseling to argue that amniocentesis and those abortions following positive test results is a social decision as much as an individual one.

Prenatal testing provides information about your baby's health before he or she is born. Some routine tests during pregnancy also check on your health. At your first prenatal visit, your health care provider will test for a number of things, including problems with your blood, signs of infections, and whether you are immune to rubella (German measles) and chickenpox.

Prenatal tests are different procedures that make sure you and the fetus are healthy. Some prenatal tests find birth defects and other problems.

Your doctor, nurse, or midwife may suggest prenatal testing at certain times during your pregnancy, to make sure you’re healthy and. The Impact of Abortion After Prenatal Testing Note: The following is an excerpt from the book Women’s Health After Abortion, by Elizabeth Ring Cassidy and Ian Gentles.

In advanced industrial countries, prenatal testing in order to detect fetal abnormalities has become routine. Genetic testing is available for an increasing number of genetic disorders. Although prenatal testing originally focused primarily on Down syndrome, many more disorders can now be diagnosed.

Tissue for prenatal testing is most commonly acquired by amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling; both of these procedures have become safer over time. "For pregnant women in the s, technological developments have ushered in new and expanding reproductive genetic testing options.

Some herald these procedures as advances providing women with previously unavailable information about their pregnancies. Others contend that with this surge of information come increasing and perhaps unwarranted obligations: while.

In Choosing Down Syndrome, Chris Kaposy offers a carefully reasoned ethical argument in favor of choosing to have such a child. Arguing from a pro-choice, disability-positive perspective, Kaposy makes the case that there is a common social bias against cognitive disability that influences decisions about prenatal testing and terminating.

Even having gone through prenatal testing twice before, I was still surprised to learn while researching this book that Testing only women o as was the case in the 80s and early 90s, misses around 70% of the cases of Down’s Syndrome.

Provide pregnancy dating and then click the "Calculate Test Date" button. Time Windows will be provided for drawing the First and Second trimester blood specimens and for obtaining a Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound.

Use the radio buttons to select dating fields. Use calendar icon to select a date. California Prenatal Screening Program. Prenatal Care Your visits (mainly routine care).

Patients with high risk maternal or fetal conditions will need more frequent office visits and ultrasounds and specialist consultations and follow up.

In this updated version of their important book with its new Afterword, the authors have incorporated the most recent prenatal testing information. Using their own research, the authors analyze the psycho-social and ethical implications of genetic testing. Click here for prenatal STD resources, including testing and training.

Help us fight congenital syphilis! Downloadable materials and kits are here for you!As prenatal tests proliferate, the medical and broader communities perceive that such testing is a logical extension of good prenatal care—it helps parents have healthy : Erik Parens.But prenatal tests have been criticized by the disability rights community.

Used primarily to decide to abort a fetus that would have been born with mental or physical impairments, prenatal tests As prenatal tests proliferate, the medical and broader communities perceive that such testing is a logical extension of good prenatal care--it helps /5.