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Are there fewer and fewer cases of Down syndrome now that we have prenatal testing?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

But many of those cases are detected by the currently available testing, and some women elect to terminate their abnormal pregnancies.
So there may be fewer abies born with down's syndrome.

In brief: No

But many of those cases are detected by the currently available testing, and some women elect to terminate their abnormal pregnancies.
So there may be fewer abies born with down's syndrome.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Pattern change

After the introduction of the Pill, more older women are able to avoid pregnancy,so the issue comes up less often in that population.
Many younger women elect not to have prenatal testing and although they have less risks/pregnancy, a baseline of predictable DS births will remain.

In brief: Pattern change

After the introduction of the Pill, more older women are able to avoid pregnancy,so the issue comes up less often in that population.
Many younger women elect not to have prenatal testing and although they have less risks/pregnancy, a baseline of predictable DS births will remain.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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