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More on those UK Down’s syndrome stats

Posted in Media, Screening, Statistics by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on November 25, 2008

As misleading as yesterday’s statistics on the number of babies born with Down’s syndrome may have been (as confirmed by NHS Choices, as well as the NDSCR), they have prompted a number of more thought-provoking articles in the UK media.

For example, The Times has an interesting account of one woman who gave her baby up for adoption, The Independent notes that attitudes to Down’s syndrome among NHS practitioners are largely shaped by economic, rather than medical factors, while The Telegraph reports on why continuing with their pregnancy was the right decision for one family in particular.

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