International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024


A Case Study on Fetal Reduction

Prashanthi S.


Abstract: This article focuses on a case report of fetal reduction, a trending concept in modern obstetrics. Around the world today, assisted reproductive techniques bring hope for infertile couple with a price of multiple gestation. Multiple gestation brings joy, on the other hand the risk it carries calls for alternative options. One such option which needs to be discussed with the couple is fetal reduction. It is the responsibility of obstetrician and gynaecologist to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field and provide a non-judgemental counseling associated to the risk of carrying multiple fetus. The decision making however relies upon the couple?s discretion. The purpose of this article is to bring to the limelight, the emerging concept of fetal reduction, the ethical dilemma associated with it, which can help the health care professionals to introspect and support the couple in such situations.


Keywords: fetal reduction, multifetal pregnancy, infertility, ethical dilemma


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 351 - 353


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