Ethics and fetal medicine

Makoto Higurashi*, Kumiko Iijima, Hideoki Fukuoka, Yutaka Nakahori

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Ethical issues in the clinical practice of fetal medicine are discussed, largely from the point of view of early prenatal medicine. The discussion concentrates on several aspects including the time when human life begins, the pros and cons of fetal medicine, and ethical guidelines for fetal medicine. The emphasis is placed on the importance of informed consent and an increase in genetical knowledge amongst the general public.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalThe Japanese Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • ethics
  • fetal medicine
  • guideline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Medicine(all)


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