Preimplantation genetic diagnosis to prevent disorders in children.

  title={Preimplantation genetic diagnosis to prevent disorders in children.},
  author={Alison Lashwood},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={14 2},
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is an alternative reproductive option for couples at risk of having a child affected with a genetic disorder. Although prenatal diagnosis (PND) has been available for many years, it is not acceptable to many owing to issues relating to termination of pregnancy. PGD involves assisted-reproductive technology, even though most couples undertaking it are fertile. However, if the treatment is successful, the couple will not have to consider PND. PGD is only… CONTINUE READING