Selective termination for an anomalous twin in discordant twin pregnancy has been a management option for nearly two decades. Using current conventional prenatal diagnostic techniques, the diagnosis of a twin gestation discordant for a congenital anomaly is commonly confirmed in the second trimester. Selective termination is thus usually a second-trimester procedure. The risks of second-trimester terminations as well as protocol choices, including indications and timing, have evolved over the years. Ethical issues regarding selective termination have developed significantly and continue to be debated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology