About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Down’s Syndrome Tests Hurting Unborn Babies

by Rajashri on September 18, 2008 at 2:37 PM
Font : A-A+

 Down’s Syndrome Tests Hurting Unborn Babies

Charity Down Syndrome Education International has claimed that tests to check unborn babies for the presence of the syndrome were damaging too many babies.

For every 660 detections of the condition, the tests result in 400 miscarriages of healthy babies, the latest data revealed. "Around two babies without Down's syndrome are being lost in the process of preventing the birth of three with Down's," said Down Syndrome Education International chief Frank Buckley.

Advertisement

The charity has called on the government to reassess offering screening for pregnant women.

"The screening is to offer woman information so they can make informed decisions," the Department of Health stressed. "To ensure that screening is both effective and safe for all women, a quality assurance system has been set up."

Source: Medindia
RAS/SK
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Genetic Testing of Diseases
Genetic testing helps to confirm a genetic condition in an individual and involves q complex ......
Genetic Counseling
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Genetic counseling ...
Amniocentesis - Animation
Amniocentesis is a procedure done after 15th week of pregnancy to obtain samples of the amniotic .....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use