Japan Turns Pro-Life: Recent Change in Reproductive Health Policy and Controversies over Prenatal Screening

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Etsuji Okamoto;
  • Publisher: Kerman University of Medical Sciences
  • Journal: International Journal of Health Policy and Management (issn: 2322-5939, eissn: 2322-5939)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2014.15
  • Subject: Genetic Counseling | Pro-Choice | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Abortions | Pro-Life | Prenatal Screening
    mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology | embryonic structures

Japan, known as a pro-choice country in terms of abortion, is currently facing the increase of “selective abortions” thanks to new prenatal screening. Efforts to restrict proliferation of new technology has not been successful and it is likely that Japan will turn pro-l... View more
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