Prenatal diagnosis and sex selection in 19 nations.
Women, development and health. International conference. East Lansing MI (USA), 1988.
As part of a study of ethics and human genetics in 19 nations, we surveyed attitudes of 71 medical geneticists in 4 developing nations (Brazil, Greece, India and Turkey), and 611 geneticists in 15 developed nations, using anonymous questionnaires.
Overall, 52% in India, 30% in Brazil, 29% in Greece, and 20% in Turkey would perform prenatal diagnosis to select a male fetus for a couple with 4 daughters and no sons.
Sex selection is the major use of prenatal diagnosis in India.
The majority in the U.S.A. (62%) and Hungary (60%) would also do sex selection or refer.
We discuss possible means of preventing sex selection while avoiding medical paternalism and promoting the autonomy of women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Prénatal, Homme, Sélection, Sexe, Nouveau né, Ethique, Enquête, Pays en développement, Pays industrialisé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Prenatal, Human, Selection, Sex, Newborn, Ethics, Inquiry, Developing countries, Industrialized country
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