prenatal diagnosis . before and after the availability of segregating for Cooley ' s anaemia Reproductive behaviour of families and

@inproceedings{Gamberini2004prenatalD,
  title={prenatal diagnosis . before and after the availability of segregating for Cooley ' s anaemia Reproductive behaviour of families and},
  author={Maria Rita Gamberini and Marco Di Lucci and Calogero Vullo and Barbara Matthews Anderson and Rita Canella and Italo Barrai},
  year={2004}
}
The reproductive behaviour of couples with heterozygous ji thalassaemia, with at least one affected child, was investigated for the period 1955 to 1984 and was compared to the behaviour of control couples matched for age, age at marage, and presence of at least one child. The comparsons were made as a function of knowledge of the risk and availablility of prenatal diagnosis and abortion. It was found that the couples segregating for Cooley's anaemia, before inowledge of the risk, had a higher… CONTINUE READING

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