Lower termination rate = higher terminations?

Termination Rate ImpactToday, at a column at Amy Julia Becker’s blog, I explain how the math works out to explain the headline and the graphic for this post. I hope you will visit her blog and my column at this link.

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  1. […] following a prenatal diagnosis for conditions like Down syndrome authorized, it is the choice most often made by those with a prenatal diagnosis and medical guidelines require obstetricians to counsel their […]

  2. […] syndrome and then terminate in lieu of carrying that child to term. This is the option chosen by most women following a prenatal diagnosis, even in countries where abortion isn’t […]

  3. […] 80% of all pregnancies with Down syndrome are aborted. You read that right. While I have tried to set the record straight on the out-dated 90% termination rate for Down syndrome in America, in those countries it is higher […]

  4. […] following a prenatal diagnosis for conditions like Down syndrome authorized, it is the choice most often made by those with a prenatal diagnosis and medical guidelines require obstetricians to counsel their […]

  5. […] following a prenatal diagnosis for conditions like Down syndrome authorized, it is the choice most often made by those with a prenatal diagnosis and medical guidelines require obstetricians to counsel their […]

  6. […] What gets lost in this discussion about rates and percentages, is that at that lower rate, there are actually more abortions than when the rate was at 90%. I explain this apparent contradiction here. […]

  7. […] abortions than ever for Down syndrome. This will happen even if–or really because–the termination rate will be lower than the oft-quoted, but inaccurate, termination rate of 90%. That figure is from the […]

  8. […] with the world as it is where abortion is not only an option, but remains the option most women choose after a prenatal test result?  A resource that was a product of consensus, meaning compromises were […]

  9. […] women choose to terminate following a diagnosis. A study of NIPS (cfDNA testing) accuracy in the general […]

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