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Late-Term Abortion for Fetal Anomaly: Vietnamese Women's Experiences

Gammeltoft, Tine; Hang, Tran; Nguyen, Thi Hiep; Hanh, Thi Thuy


Screening for fetal anomalies in the second trimester of pregnancy is increasingly becoming a part of antenatal care. As a consequence, more pregnant women are learning that the child they are expecting has an anomaly. This article derives from anthropological research in a hospital in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 2003-2006 that investigated 30 women's experiences after a fetal anomaly was detected. We followed the women from the ultrasound scan through the process of deciding whether to continue...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Reproductive Health Matters
DOI: 10.1016/S0968-8080(08)31373-1


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