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The influence of faith and religion and the role of religious and community leaders in prenatal decisions for sickle cell disorders and thalassaemia major
Religion is believed to have a significant impact on individuals from minority ethnic groups when making decisions about prenatal genetic screening, prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy.… Expand
Attitudes towards prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy for thalassaemia in pregnant Pakistani women in the North of England
Most births of children affected with β‐thalassaemia major in the United Kingdom are to parents of Pakistani origin. A popular explanation for this is that Pakistanis decline termination of pregnancy… Expand
Attitudes to prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: a comparison of white and Pakistani women in the UK
To compare the attitudes of women from two different ethnic backgrounds to prenatal testing for a range of conditions, and to see if “clusters” of attitudes to different conditions could be… Expand
Decisions About Testing and Termination of Pregnancy for Different Fetal Conditions: A Qualitative Study of European White and Pakistani Mothers of Affected Children
- S. Ahmed, J. Hewison, J. Green, H. Cuckle, J. Hirst, J. Thornton
- Journal of Genetic Counseling
- 9 October 2008
The aim of this study is to explore reasons for and against prenatal testing and termination for a range of conditions in women from two different ethnic backgrounds. A total of 19 Pakistani and… Expand
Hoping to Live a “Normal” Life Whilst Living with Unpredictable Health and Fear of Death: Impact of Cystic Fibrosis on Young Adults
This study aimed to explore the hopes and fears of young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Fifteen young adults with CF, aged 18–29, were interviewed about their hopes and fears using a grounded… Expand
Antenatal thalassaemia carrier testing: women's perceptions of 'information' and 'consent'
Objectives: To explore the attitudes of a sample of pregnant women in the UK towards informed consent for antenatal thalassaemia carrier testing and perceived pre-test information needs for such… Expand
‘Balance’ is in the eye of the beholder: providing information to support informed choices in antenatal screening via Antenatal Screening Web Resource
- S. Ahmed, L. Bryant, J. Hewison
- Health expectations : an international journal of…
- 1 December 2007
Objectives The Antenatal Screening Web Resource (AnSWeR) was designed to support informed prenatal testing choices by providing balanced information about disability, based on the testimonies of… Expand
'All is done by Allah'. Understandings of Down syndrome and prenatal testing in Pakistan.
- L. Bryant, S. Ahmed, M. Ahmed, H. Jafri, Y. Raashid
- Sociology, Medicine
- Social science & medicine
- 1 April 2011
Understanding the psychosocial impact of a congenital condition such as Down syndrome on affected individuals and their family requires an understanding of the cultural context in which they are… Expand
Islam and development: opportunities and constraints for Somali women.
- S. Ahmed
- Medicine, Sociology
- Gender and development
- 1 March 1999
This article describes the effects of the rise of Islamic extremism on women's lives in Somalia since the early 1990s. Throughout the conflict and afterwards, Somali women's organizations in… Expand
Midwives' perceptions of their role as facilitators of informed choice in antenatal screening.
OBJECTIVE to explore midwives' perceptions of their role as facilitators of informed choice in antenatal screening. DESIGN qualitative. SETTING community midwives, Yorkshire and Humber region,… Expand