Journal article

'Small cost to pay for peace of mind': Women's experiences with non-invasive prenatal testing

Hilary Bowman-Smart, Julian Savulescu, Cara Mand, Christopher Gyngell, Mark D Pertile, Sharon Lewis, Martin B Delatycki

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been available in Australia on a user-pays basis since 2012. Since its introduction, it has grown in popularity as a screening method for fetal aneuploidy and may become publicly funded. AIMS: To assess the motivations and experiences of women who have undergone NIPT in a user-pays system in Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand women who had undergone NIPT through the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services in Melbourne, Australia were contacted and asked to complete a mixed-methods survey. The number of eligible responses received was 235. Quantitative data analysis was performed in STATA IC 15.1, and qualitative data were examined..

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