Fetal Remains Post-Spontaneous Abortion: Ethical Consideration

Seyed Mohammad Nahidi, Farah Awad, Drezelle Mills, Victoria Lewis, Patrisha Woolard


Disposal of fetal remains as a biohazard material after spontaneous abortion has been the standard practice in many states across the United States of America. In certain states, when a patient requests the fetal remains, it raises a controversy. A proper funeral and burial may be beneficial for patients who suffered from a miscarriage. A patient who is informed of the options available to her after a miscarriage can then decide the most suitable path to deal with such a tragedy. However, the return of the fetal remains to the patient still remains a controversy in certain locations.

Int J Clin Pediatr. 2021;10(4):83-85
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/ijcp466


Spontaneous abortion; Miscarriage; Fetal remains; Ethics; Controversy

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