Prenatal diagnosis may lead to selective abortion and hence raises ethical questions for both individuals and the society. Different solutions have been found in the different Nordic countries. What can we learn from our experience with various regulatory regimes? Will the development in genomic medicine challenge the way prenatal diagnosis is conducted? Is there a need to revisit the ethical dilemmas and prepare for new regulations?
Regulating prenatal diagnosis – ethical dilemmas
Grethe S. Foss, The Nordic committee on bioethics and The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board
Prenatal diagnosis in Norway – what is offered to whom?
Sturla Eik-Nes, St. Olavs Hospital, Norway
Prenatal screening as a free choice
Olav Bjørn Petersen, Skejby Hospital, Denmark
Overview on prenatal diagnostic regimes in the Nordic countries
Janne Rothmar Herrman and Sirpa Soini, The Nordic committee on bioethics
Can the maternal age criterion still be defended?
Berge Solberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Practicing Informed Choice: Distributing Life, Risk and Relations of
Responsibility in Prenatal Decision Making and Knowledge Production
Nete Schwennesen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prenatal diagnosis, abortion and the medical control of reproduction – a critical history
Ilpo Helen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prevalence and characteristics of pregnant women who refuse early prenatal screeening
Hildur Krisjtánsdóttir, The Directorate of Health, Iceland
The predicting power of new technology in prenatal diagnosis
Soren Pedersen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
How do we deal with uncertain information?
Jón Jóhannes Jónsson, University of Iceland and University Hospital, Iceland
Defining congenital anomalies – a challenge for regulations
Annukka Ritvanen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Recommendations from the Danish Council of Ethics
Thomas G. Jensen, The Danish Council of Ethics, Denmark
What’s good (or bad) with prenatal diagnosis? And how should it be prioritized?
Rurik Löfmark, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
New regulations are required
Klavs Birkholm, The Danish Council of Ethics, Denmark
Will parents be held responsible for their children’s genes?
Ola Didrik Saugstad, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Meaningful regulation in the future?
Sølvi Marie Risøy, Sogn og fjordane University College, Norway