Non-invasive prenatal testing in Germany and Israel: a matter of course or a matter of discourse?

  • This chapter compares Germany and Israel, that reached different decisions regarding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) implementation, and describes the associated debates and stakeholders' involvement in both. The Israeli decision-making provoked hardly any public discourse, whereas in Germany it triggered extensive debate involving a broad range of stakeholders. Although the German legal and regulatory framework is more restrictive, and despite diverse opposition, the process led to public coverage of NIPT. Yet, despite a permissive framework, it was rejected in Israel. However, opposing explicit agendas underlie this: Israel aims to prevent disability, and Germany to minimize invasive testing and its associated risks.

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Author:Tamar Nov-KlaimanORCiDGND, Hannes Foth, Yael Hashiloni-Dolev
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Parent Title (English):Genetic responsibility in Germany and Israel: practices of prenatal diagnosis
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Editor:Christina Schües
Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2024/04/30
First Page:93
Last Page:120
Series:Bioethik / Medizinethik ; 4
Institutes:Medizinische Fakultät
Medizinische Fakultät / Professur für Ethik der Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):CC-BY 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung (mit Print on Demand)