Thursday, September 30, 2010

Attitudes of pregnant women regarding termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality.

Summary of results from an abstract of a Greek study:

* A total of 533 women completed the questionnaire.

The percentages represent the proportion of women willing to terminate, followed by the stated reason.

* 86% would terminate the pregnancy in case of lethal fetal anomaly

* 77.8% for anomaly causing developmental delay

* 65.9% for anomaly causing physical handicap

* 45.2% anomaly causing disfigurement

* 64.7% would request late termination owing to severe anomaly (after 24 weeks)