CBN Lab Essay: Genetic Counselling without counselling?

By Kees van Kooten Niekerk

The report of the Danish Council of Ethics The Future of Prenatal Diagnosis (2009) contains a chapter entitled ‘Counselling and self-determination’. The chapter is based on the report Memorandum concerning new guidelines for prenatal diagnosis (2003), published by a working group of the Danish National Board of Health. According to the council’s report, the board’s report stresses that the decision whether to accept the offer of prenatal diagnosis should rest with the individual woman...

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