08 Mar Pre-Abortion Informed Consents May Contain Inaccurate Information
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Cynthia R. Daniels PhD
Professor, Political Science Department.
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Dr. Daniels: The study found that over 30% of information regarding embryological and fetal development is medically misleading in the informed consent materials states require women see before receiving an abortion. Nearly half of the information provided about the 1st trimester of pregnancy, when most women have abortions, was medically inaccurate, meaning either ‘false’ or ‘misleading.’
MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Dr. Daniels: Is state with laws which mandate informed consent for abortion, patients and clinicians should be wary of the medical accuracy of such materials.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Dr. Daniels: Future research should include studies of the impact of informed consent materials on both patients and clinicians. Future studies should also include research on how such packets of information are produced by each state.
MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.
Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Politics in the States,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2016
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Cynthia R. Daniels PhD (2016). Pre-Abortion Informed Consents May Contain Inaccurate Information