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Ultrasound’s ‘window on the womb’ brings ethical challenges for balancing maternal and fetal health interests: obstetricians’ experiences in Australia

  • Kristina Edvardsson1, 2Email author,
  • Rhonda Small2,
  • Ann Lalos1,
  • Margareta Persson3 and
  • Ingrid Mogren1
BMC Medical Ethics201516:31

Received: 5 August 2014

Accepted: 24 April 2015

Published: 8 May 2015

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24 Apr 2015 Editorially accepted
8 May 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0023-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden