Reproductive behaviour of mothers of children with beta-thalassaemia major
AbstractThalassaemia is the most common monogenic autosomal hereditary disease worldwide. This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study looked at the reproductive behaviour of 156 mothers of children affected with beta-thalassaemia major [Cooley anaemia] in Fars province, southern Islamic Republic of Iran. Regardless of the number of affected children, the parents of children with Cooley anaemia had an average of 3 unaffected children, the same as the average forthe provincial population.The findings indicate that reproductive compensation occurs in families with a child with Cooley anaemia in this province. Genetic counselling, either before marriage or after the birth of the first affected child, had a significant effect on lowering the number of children born
Habibzadeh, F., Yadollahie, M., Roshanipoor, M. & Hayhshcnus, M. (2012). Reproductive behaviour of mothers of children with beta-thalassaemia major. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118303
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (3), 246-249, 2012
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