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No. 304-Joint SOGC/CAR Policy Statement on Non-medical Use of Fetal Ultrasound

      This Policy Statement was reviewed by the authors and SOGC's Diagnostic Committee in September 2018 and has been reaffirmed for continued use until further notice.
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