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dc.contributor.authorSamadirad, B
dc.contributor.authorKhamnian, Z
dc.contributor.authorHosseini, MB
dc.contributor.authorDastgiri, S
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-26T08:51:07Z
dc.date.available2018-08-26T08:51:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://dspace.tbzmed.ac.ir:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/53255
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to document some epidemiological features of termination of pregnancy for birth defects in Iran. We studied 603 pregnant women who were diagnosed/recommended for the termination of pregnancy as having a fetus with some types of birth defect(s). Most women (87.2 percent) had at least one ultrasound examination. The proportion of other screening tests including amniocentesis and genetic tests were 2.8 and 4.6 percent, respectively. Of 603 women, 201 terminated the pregnancy giving a prevalence rate of 33.3 percent (CI 95%: 29.637.6). The remaining 402 subjects were unable to get the permission for abortion because of untimely diagnosis/application for termination (20th week of pregnancy and/or later). Forty-eight percent of termination of pregnancies was performed before the 18th week of pregnancy. Neural tube defects, limb deformation, hydrops fetalis, hydrocephaly, and chromosomal anomalies including Down syndrome accounted proportionally for about 65 percent of defects eligible for abortion in the region. Although the rate of termination of pregnancy for birth defects is acceptable at the current situation in the country, more efforts should still be made to convince the community authorities to give more possibility and ease for the termination of pregnancy for congenital anomalies. é 2012 Bahram Samadirad et al.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Pregnancy
dc.subjectabortion
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectamniocentesis
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectcongenital disorder
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectfetus echography
dc.subjectgenetic screening
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectIran
dc.subjectlegal abortion
dc.subjectpregnancy
dc.subjectprevalence
dc.subjectregister
dc.subjectsecond trimester pregnancy
dc.subjectstatistics
dc.subjectAbortion, Eugenic
dc.subjectAbortion, Legal
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAmniocentesis
dc.subjectCongenital Abnormalities
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectGenetic Testing
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIran
dc.subjectPregnancy
dc.subjectPregnancy Trimester, Second
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectRegistries
dc.subjectUltrasonography, Prenatal
dc.subjectYoung Adult
dc.titleCongenital anomalies and termination of pregnancy in Iran
dc.typeArticle
dc.citation.volume2012
dc.citation.indexScopus
dc.identifier.DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1155/2012/574513


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