A gift or a yoke? Women's and men's responses to genetic risk information from BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing.

@article{dAgincourtCanning2006AGO,
  title={A gift or a yoke? Women's and men's responses to genetic risk information from BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing.},
  author={Lori G d'Agincourt-Canning},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={462-72}
}
This qualitative study explored the impact of genetic risk information from BRCA1/2 testing on individuals' subjective understandings of self and self-identity. In-depth interviews were conducted with 39 participants (34 women and 5 men) who had received test results from BRCA1/2 testing. Themes emerging from qualitative data analysis revealed that participants linked their positive results to becoming more aware of their physical selves (embodied self), their selves in relation to family… CONTINUE READING

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