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Adolescents comprise a portion of women who present to genetic counselors prenatally. In this study, prenatal genetic counselors (N=128) were surveyed regarding their perceptions of genetic counseling sessions for adolescent (ages 13-19) and adult (ages 20-34) patients. Counselors perceived differences in methods used to communicate risk information for(More)
Medical genetics has entered a period of transition from genetics to genomics. Genetic counselors (GCs) may take on roles in the clinical implementation of genomics. This study explores the perspectives of program directors (PDs) on including genomic medicine in GC training programs, as well as the status of this integration. Study methods included an(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed discussion about infertility with individuals affected by Turner syndrome (TS) has been found to result in psychological and social harm. The aim of this study was to identify barriers experienced when discussing infertility and determine resource types that may facilitate this conversation. METHODS An electronic survey, given to(More)
Patient letters are a powerful tool that genetic counselors use to communicate with their patients. Patient letters are often sent to provide information on a new diagnosis, reiterate test results, and to serve as a permanent record of the visit. Patient letters, however, are only helpful if the patients can understand them. More than 50 % of the US(More)
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