Screening for syndrome puts healthy foetuses in danger of being miscarried, new research shows
Risks in screening unborn babies for Down's syndrome are far higher than previously claimed, new research will say this week. For every three unborn Down's syndrome babies prevented from being born, two healthy babies will be miscarried because of the methods used to detect the condition.
The research claims that, in detecting and preventing the birth of 660 Down's babies, 400 healthy foetuses are lost.
Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/sep/14/children.mentalhealth
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