Norwegian women travel to Sweden to get access on the fosterdiagnostikk the Norwegian authorities refuse them. As many as half of those who use of NIPT test at Swedish hospital is norway, according to NRK.
NIPT is a blood test that early in pregnancy reveals trisomy 13, 18 and Downs syndom. In the Uk the test is only legal for women above 38 years of age, if they are by volunteer ultrasound and blood test (KUB) has been shown possible trisomy.
So it should not be. The obvious information needs, many women have when they are pregnant, should be met with understanding and facilitation from the authorities, no prohibition and moralisme.
As one of the women NRK have talked with so well summed it up: "For me and my husband traded it on life circumstances, age, children we have from before, and the economy. But regardless of it as this was something we would take a choice for yourself."
" believe requirement of access to NIPT in Norway is legitimate. It should be up to each woman to decide whether she is ready to bear forth children, the healthy as the sick. In the process should informasjonsgrunnlaget her be as good as possible. Because it is extra stressful to have children with kromosomfeil, is the woman best served by the fact that she can make an informed choice as to whether she is ready for it.
It is also an advantage that the good information appears early in the pregnancy. It makes women who are not ready to carry forward sick children, can take the decision about abortion far earlier than today. For many will NIPT test also mean that they avoid the risk of miscarriage, a significant risk that comes with today's amniocentesis.
the Question then becomes if access to the test should be given priority in the public health system. An argument against that the state will finance the offer, is that we are on the way sends a signal that the authorities want to facilitate that there are born fewer children with Downs syndrome.
Even if it is an unreasonable interpretation of an offer intended to address the important information needs in a pregnancy, can the problem be avoided by private operators stands for the offer, and that the people pay even. In such a scenario do not have the state stand in the way, but do not need to pay.
This paper believe , however, that the state should ensure equal access. All, regardless of the size of the pocketbook, should be able to take an informed choice about whether they want a child with trisomier.
Even though it will be an improvement that kjøpesterke people are getting access to the scheme, the offer is important enough that it should be made available for all.Let women get to know if the fetus has kromosomfeil Leader