selective termination of pregnancy

selective termination of pregnancy

Selective reduction Obstetrics Selective abortion of one or more products of a 'higher multiple' gestation for various indications–eg, chromosomal or physical abnormalities; STOP is a draconian measure to ↑ the odds of producing a viable baby from a multiple gestation by terminating one or more fetuses. See Induction, Interlocking, Oxytocin, Partial birth abortion.
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14] Genetic counselling should be offered to all pregnant women of AMA, and age-related risks (which increase exponentially with age) of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality, as well as options for prenatal testing and selective termination of pregnancy if a fetal abnormality is detected, should be discussed.
1% and as poor a prognosis as HIV in infants would warrant the option of selective termination of pregnancy.
Pregnant women who are HIV-positive have the option of selective termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks' gestation, because of the risk of MTCT during pregnancy and birth.
CIGNACCO, E 2002: Between professional duty and ethical confusion: Midwives and selective termination of pregnancy.
The "demand" for selective termination of pregnancy is a socially constructed response to prior medical interventions in women's reproductive processes, themselves dependent on cultural views of infertility.
But the issue of selective termination of pregnancy demonstrates the necessity of examining the social and political environment in which issues in biomedical ethics arise.
I will argue that, provided a permissive abortion policy is justified (that is, a policy that allows abortion until the end of the second trimester), a concern for women's reproductive autonomy precludes any general policy restricting access to selective termination of pregnancy, as well as clinical practices that discriminate on nonmedical grounds as to which women will be permitted to choose the procedure or how many fetuses they must retain.
The assumption that individual women "demand" selective termination of pregnancy places all moral responsibility for the procedure on the women themselves.
But this begs the question of what is meant by saying that women "want" multiple pregnancy, or "want" selective termination of pregnancy.
Women's so-called "demand" for selective termination of pregnancy is not a primordial expression of individual need, but a socially constructed response to prior medical interventions.
When women "demand" selective termination of pregnancy they are attempting to take action in response to a situation not of their own making, in the only way that seems available to them.
Comparable factors may contribute to women's reservations about selective termination of pregnancy.

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