Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability | The Japan Times

 

Noninvasive prenatal testing will be made available at a wider range of medical institutions if revised guidelines win health ministry approval, the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Saturday.The organization revised the guidelines on the prenatal testing to allow smaller medical institutions, such as obstetrics and gynecology practitioners, to provide prenatal tests if they gain certification through lectures and exams. …

 

Because critics say such testing could put parents in a tough position on choosing whether to have abortions, the society drew up guidelines and set up a system that allows only medical institutions staffed by specialist counselors to conduct the noninvasive tests. …

Source: Guidelines for new prenatal tests in Japan revised to expand availability | The Japan Times


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