Judgment, 28 July 1988.

  title={Judgment, 28 July 1988.},
  journal={Annual review of population law},
  • Published 1988 in Annual review of population law
The High Regional Court at Dusseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany, held that a physician is required to provide advice to a patient about age-related risks in pregnancy, including advice on possible birth defects and tests that can help the patient decide whether to continue the pregnancy. The physician also must not oversimplify explanations of risks or overemphasize the dangers involved in amniocentesis. The Court ruled that a physician was negligent in giving advice when he, in fact… CONTINUE READING