This month's feature article:

Errors in Antenatal Genetic Diagnosis and Wrongful Therapeutic Abortion

In November 2018 a 39 year old IVF patient of mine received terrible news that her Non Invasive Prenatal Test at 11 weeks was positive for Trisomy 13.

Patau syndrome is associated with severe intellectual disability and a range of physical defects including heart abnormalities, cleft lip, microphthalmia, brain and spinal anomalies. Only 10% or less of such infants survive until the second year of life.

Needless to say many mothers would request a therapeutic abortion  when given that diagnosis and this was certainly an option for my patient. Read more...

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