Performance of Healthcare Providers in Informing and Educating Women with Experience of Termination of Pregnancy Due to Fetal Abnormalities

Bahareh Kamranpour, Mahnaz Noroozi, Masoud Bahrami


This letter is in response to the letter titled “Keeping women informed following pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality.” In answer to the questions posed, it seems that informational needs were treated as the least priority by healthcare providers in this situation. However, meeting the educational needs of women with experience of termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities will make it easier for them to adjust to this experience...................

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