AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2003, Volume 5, Number 05

Ethics Poll

Defining the Role of Prenatal Genetic Testin

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

If all of the following prenatal genetic tests were available and safe (many already are), do you think it would be ethical to test for the following reasons:

To determine the sex of a fetus for a couple who wants to have a girl only?
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.