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Trends in Attitudes Towards Orofacial Cleft by Pregnant Women and Future Need for Cleft Care

P Kadagad, P Pinto

Citation Information : Kadagad P, Pinto P. Trends in Attitudes Towards Orofacial Cleft by Pregnant Women and Future Need for Cleft Care. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (3):134-136.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-3-134

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



To investigate the attitude of pregnant women towards prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of orofacial cleft and its impact on the future needs of cleft treatment.


100 subjects consulting the department of obstetrics and gynecology of KLE PK Hospital and Medical research centre were interviewed using a questionnaire.


Only 3 patients out of 100 patients chose the option of medical termination of pregnancy over continuation of pregnancy on prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of cleft.


Majority of pregnant women chose to continue pregnancy on prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of cleft; hence the implication to scale up the provision of future cleft therapy.

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