Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis

The Burden of Choice

  • Joann Paley Galst
  • Marion S. Verp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Medical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lucas Otaño, César H. Meller, Horacio A. Aiello
      Pages 67-96
    3. Mark I. Evans, Stephanie Andriole, Shara M. Evans, David W. Britt
      Pages 97-117
    4. Stuart W. G. Derbyshire
      Pages 119-130
    5. Joan G. Lalor
      Pages 131-152
  3. The Legal Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
  4. Alternative Social Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Mary B. Mahowald
      Pages 181-193
    3. Rebecca Rae Anderson
      Pages 195-227
    4. David Wasserman
      Pages 229-245
  5. Psychosocial Perspective

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-354

About this book


This book aims to expand the awareness and understanding of the emotional sequelae of prenatal/preimplantation diagnosis, prenatal decision-making, pregnancy interruption for fetal anomaly, multifetal reduction for high-order multifetal pregnancies, and preimplantation choices involving the selection of embryos. Featuring a multi-disciplinary approach, it examines prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis from medical, legal, ethical, and psychosocial perspectives. Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis is an excellent resource for obstetricians, reproductive endocrinologists, clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and mental health professionals seeking to better support patients faced with difficult choices.


cell-free fetal DNA screening fetal anomaly multifetal reduction pregnancy interruption preimplantation diagnosis prenatal diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Joann Paley Galst
    • 1
  • Marion S. Verp
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Department of Human GeneticsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18910-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18911-6
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