Some Ethical Issues in the Prenatal Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Anaemia

@inproceedings{Fadare2009SomeEI,
  title={Some Ethical Issues in the Prenatal Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Anaemia},
  author={Joseph Olusesan Fadare},
  booktitle={Annals of Ibadan postgraduate medicine},
  year={2009}
}
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is the most common form of haemoglobinopathy in Nigeria affecting 1-3% of the population and it is associated with physical, psychosocial and emotional suffering. Prenatal diagnosis (PND) and genetic counseling are ways of preventing the spread of the disease; however these means of prevention are associated with many ethical dilemmas. Ethical issues discussed in this paper include the safety of the procedures used in obtaining tissue sample for prenatal diagnosis… CONTINUE READING