Risk, Age and Pregnancy

A Case Study of Prenatal Genetic Screening and Testing

  • Bob Heyman
  • Mette Henriksen
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 1-36
  3. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 37-58
  4. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 59-95
  5. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 96-114
  6. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 193-215
  7. Bob Heyman, Mette Henriksen
    Pages 216-220
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-242

About this book


Risk, Age and Pregnancy provides an in-depth case study of the operation of a prenatal genetic screening and testing system. The methodology integrates observational, qualitative interview and survey data. The perspectives of pregnant women, hospital doctors and midwives are explored in depth, as is the communication between women and the hospital doctors who advise them. The book offers insights which are relevant to those concerned with the rapidly growing field of genetic risk management.


communication interview methodology pregnancy

Authors and affiliations

  • Bob Heyman
    • 1
  • Mette Henriksen
    • 2
  1. 1.St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and MidwiferyCity UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.University of NorthumbriaUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780333985434
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40937-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-98543-4
  • About this book