Disclosure of Positive BRCA1/2-Mutation Status in Young Couples: The Journey From Uncertainty to Bonding Through Partner Support.

@article{Hoskins2008DisclosureOP,
  title={Disclosure of Positive BRCA1/2-Mutation Status in Young Couples: The Journey From Uncertainty to Bonding Through Partner Support.},
  author={Lindsey M. Hoskins and Kevin M Roy and June A Peters and Jennifer T Loud and Mark H Greene},
  journal={Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={296-316}
}
BRCA1/2-positive women who learn their mutation status early in the life-course face unique challenges related to navigating the tasks of young adulthood. Using qualitative methods and grounded theory, the authors analyzed in-depth interviews with 11 women aged 26 to 35 who learned their mutation status before marriage. Their narratives illustrate the complexity of relationship formation, and highlight the potential for relationship-bonding and intimacy-building in the course of sharing… CONTINUE READING

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