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Louise Bangsgaard and Ann Tabor Do pregnant women and their partners make an informed choice about first trimester risk assessment for Down syndrome, and are they satisfied with the choice? Prenatal Diagnosis 33

Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pd.4026

What's already known about this topic?

  • The rate of informed choice regarding first trimester screening varies between countries. It has not previously been examined in a country offering first trimester screening to all women, free of charge.

What does this study add?

  • In a country with free access to screening for Down syndrome, the rate of informed choice was 80% among women and partners, reflecting a high degree of knowledge. Furthermore, at 30 weeks, satisfaction with having had a risk assessment was very high.

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