Attitudes about genetic risk of couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization.

  title={Attitudes about genetic risk of couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization.},
  author={Leslie R Schover and Anthony Joseph Thomas and Tommaso Falcone and Marjan Attaran and Jeffrey Goldberg},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={13 4},
Many couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are at a higher risk of having a child with a genetic abnormality. In a sample of 55 consecutive couples starting IVF, only 33% had no genetic risk factor. The most common genetic risks were advanced maternal age and possible abnormalities associated with severe male infertility. Despite education on these risks, 71% of couples had no interest in receiving formal genetic counselling. Only 14% of couples at risk would consider using a gamete… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 references

Debate: Genetic

J.W.L.R.Schover et al. Persson, G. B. Peters, D. M. Saunders
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…