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Genetic screening and ethnic minorities.
No theory of 'race' and ethnicity is without serious practical drawbacks for effecting selective screening for haemoglobin disorders. Universal screening raises issues about consent, resources, and eugenicist representation ...
Haemoglobinopathies, antenatal screening and the midwife.
(Mark Allen, 1996)
Key Points Lack of national enforceable and funded standards for screening for the haemoglobinopathies means that a great deal of discretion is devolved to the individual midwife. Naive conceptions of ‘race’ and lack of ...
Resignifing the sickle cell gene: narratives of genetic risk, impairment and repair
Connecting theoretical discussion with empirical qualitative work, this paper examines how sickle cell became a site of public health intervention in terms of ‘racialised’ risks. Historically, sickle cell became socio-politically ...
Knowledge of sickle cell in a screened population
The aim of this study is to begin to assess the awareness and knowledge of sickle-cell amongst carriers and non-carriers in a screened population of primarily African-Caribbean descent. A structured questionnaire containing ...