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  1. Ethical and social issues in prenatal sex selection : A survey of geneticists in 37 nations.

    Article - En anglais

    In a recent 37-nation survey of 2903 geneticists and genetic counselors, 29% would perform prenatal diagnosis (PND) for a couple with four girls who want a boy and would abort a female fetus.

    An additional 20% would offer a referral.

    The percentage who would perform PND in the United States (34%) was exceeded only by Israel (68%), Cuba (62%), Peru (39%). and Mexico (38%). In all. 47% had had requests for sex selection.

    There appears to be a trend toward honoring such requests since a similar survey in 1985.

    This paper discusses reasons for this trend and the ethical dilemmas of refusing patient requests in societies where individual autonomy is stressed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Prénatal, Sélection, Sexe, Enfant, Homme, Avortement provoqué, Attitude, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Ethique, Impact social, Enquête, Pays en développement, Pays industrialisé, Génétique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Prenatal, Selection, Sex, Child, Human, Induced abortion, Attitude, Physician, Health staff, Ethics, Social impact, Survey, Developing countries, Industrialized country, Genetics

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0112094

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/06/1998.