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Status quo and developments of prenatal diagnosis. TAB-Fokus

Sauter, Arnold; Kolleck, Alma


In Germany, prenatal diagnostic procedures have been part of medical pregnancy care for 40 years. Since then, the number of available methods has increased significantly. By summer 2019, the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) will examine whether non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) will become a benefit provided and reimbursed by the statutory health insurance scheme (GKV). NIPTs can detect certain genetic variations (e. g. trisomy 13, 18 or 21) of the foetus in the maternal blood.
The availability of low-risk NIPTs might lead to genetic examinations of the foetus becoming the norm. Thus, fundamental questions about prenatal diagnosis are raised with a new urgency, e. g. how discrimination against people with disabilities can be avoided without calling into question the right to a self-determined desire to have children.
The debate that seems to be necessary for society as a whole could be initiated and characterised by parliamentary activities.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000134017
Veröffentlicht am 05.08.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Sonstiges
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 04.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2645
KITopen-ID: 1000134017
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 4 S.
Serie TAB-Fokus ; 23
Schlagwörter Pregnancy; NIPT, genetic diagonostic
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