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Vol. 8, Suppl. 1, 1993
Issue release date: 1993
Fetal Diagn Ther 1993;8:90–96
Reproductive Genetic Testing: Impact upon Women

Sociocultural Differences in the Impact of Amniocentesis

An Anthropological Research Report

Rapp R.
Anthropology Department The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y., USA Fetal Diagn Ther 1993;8:90–96 (DOI:10.1159/000263877)


This research report describes an anthropological study of the social impact and cultural meaning of prenatal diagnosis in New York City. Research parameters, findings and suggestions for designing future prenatal testing services are outlined. The ethnocultural and socioeconomic diversity of those whose lives are touched by prenatal genetic testing is stressed.

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Rayna Rapp, PhD, Anthropology Department, The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (USA)

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Published online: November 26, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 7

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Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (Clinical Advances and Basic Research)

Vol. 8, No. Suppl. 1, Year 1993 (Cover Date: 1993)

Journal Editor: Gratacós E. (Barcelona)
ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

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