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Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Abnormality: Psychosocial Consequences

  1. Margaretha CA van Mourik

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005636

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van Mourik, M. C. 2006. Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Abnormality: Psychosocial Consequences. eLS. .

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  1. Institute of Medical Genetics, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Short- and longer-term emotional and social sequelae are to be expected after a termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality. It may be possible to identify couples who need extra support or intervention in order to learn to live with their decision.

Keywords:

  • psychosocial consequences;
  • pregnancy termination;
  • fetal abnormality