Living with Sickle Cell or Beta Thalassaemia Trait: Implications for Identity and Social Life
Previous policy oriented and sociological research on sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders has tended to focus on how carrier status impacts on reproductive choices or decisions related to antenatal screening. We know little about how being a ‘healthy carrier’ impacts on people’s ideas about health and illness or, more broadly, their sense of social relationships and identity at different phases of the life-course.
Citation : Chattoo, S; Atkin, K; Dyson, SM; Ahmad, WIU and Anionwu, EN (2014) Living with Sickle Cell or Beta Thalassaemia Trait: Implications for Identity and Social Life. ESRC Report (ES/1035508/1)York: University of York.
Research Group : Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
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