Therapeutic termination of pregnancy (where termination is performed for medical
reasons) is usually carried out because a defect has been found, or there are signs
indicative of a severe problem in the fetus, or a genetic disease has been diagnosed.
In these cases, the couple should be referred to a genetic institute, with the results
of the fetal autopsy, if performed, chromosome tests, genetic tests, etc., for evaluation
of the risk of recurrence and recommendation of what tests should be performed before
or during a future pregnancy. This is usually done a month after the pregnancy is
terminated, or alternatively before or right at the beginning of another pregnancy.