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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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LOPEZ BANOS, Lázaro; FERNANDEZ PEREZ, Zonia; GARCIA BANOS, Luis Gustavo  and  GARCIA CARTAYA, Zenia. Bioethical dilemmas of prenatal diagnosis. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2013, vol.39, n.3, pp. 273-280. ISSN 0138-600X.

The development of the prenatal diagnosis has radically modified the handling of pregnancies and of perinatal results. An observational, descriptive study is carried out with the objective of identifying the main bioethical dilemmas of prenatal diagnosis of congenital defects Artemisia. Approaches for indicating procedures, the selective abortion, and the fetus moral status are identified among the bioethical conflicts of the prenatal diagnosis.It is concluded that the general bioethics principles should serve as base for analysis and solution of these dilemmas, which have arisen in the field of prenatal diagnosis. Additionally it is concluded that technological development cannot change bioethical principles, neither human values of health professionals.

Keywords : prenatal diagnosis; bioethics dilemmas; bioethics.

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