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Ante-Natal Tests

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that women are sufficiently aware of the existence of ante-natal tests to discover possible abnormalities; and if he will take steps to ensure that this information is widely available.

The Health Departments' publication " Reducing the Risk " refers to the importance of ante-natal tests and emphasises the need for the expectant mother to see her doctor early in pregnancy. It is then for the doctor advising her to tell her of those tests which, in his clinical judgment, he considers to be appropriate.