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Lessons for intermediate and low prevalence areas in England from the Ethnicity Questions and Antenatal Screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia [EQUANS] study
This study evaluates a temporary research-based intervention of universal ante-natal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia in two areas of England of intermediate (1.29 per 10,000) and low (0.18 per 10,0000) expected ...
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 ...
Ethnic question and antenatal screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia (EQUANS) in England
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2005)
Territory, ancestry and descent: the politics of sickle cell disease.
Sociologists have long questioned the naturalness and stability of ‘ethnic groups’, suggesting that a concern with how they are socially constituted is more appropriate. However, the example of genetically based medical ...
Midwives and screening for haemoglobin disorders.
This chapter raises the issue of ethnicity in relation to selective screening for haemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell and beta-thalassaemia. The chapter begins with a description of sickle cell and thalassaemia, ...
The feasibility of using ethnicity as a primary tool for antenatal selective screening for sickle cell disorders: pointers from the research evidence
The Department of Health has announced a linked antenatal and neonatal screening programme for haemoglobinopathies by 2004 in a comprehensive national plan for the National Health Service in Britain. In response the National ...
'Race', ethnicity and haemoglobin disorders
The new genetics has brought forth concerns that such developments as screening for genetic diseases will accentuate the oppression of minority ethnic groups [Bradby (1996) Genetics and racism. In The Troubled Helix: ...