More than 10 years after a chromosomal anomaly screening programme was set up in France for pregnant women of advanced age, amniocentesis is still a controversial issue.
The reasons why eligible women did not utilize the test and whether or not the existence of social welfare coverage determined women's access to prenatal diagnosis were studied.
A group of 291 women aged =35 years who recently gave birth to normal liveborns was interviewed by telephone.
Among those aged 38 years and over, who automatically qualified for social security coverage, 75 per cent had undergone amniocentesis as opposed to 23 per cent in the 35 to 37-year-old non-covered age group who did not qualify for social security coverage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Prénatal, Amniocentèse, Age mère, Homme, Femelle, Enquête opinion, Appel téléphonique, France, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Prenatal, Amniocentesis, Maternal age, Human, Female, Opinion inquiry, Telephone call, France, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0002158
Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 09/06/1995.