Insight of Minor Thalassemia Couples on Abortion of Major Thalassemia Fetus

mahmoodi nesheli, Hasan and nakhjavani, Naimeh and eshraghi, Peyman (2013) Insight of Minor Thalassemia Couples on Abortion of Major Thalassemia Fetus. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 56 (3). pp. 177-181.

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Introduction  Thalassemia is the most common genetic disorders in the world. There are more than 20.000 beta thalassemia major patients in Iran. Most parts of the world, including Iran, apply a national program of thalassemia prevention. In our country, prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy termination has been an effective program in this area. But some studies do not consider this method appropriate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the attitude of thalassemia minor couples having a thalassemia major fetus. Materials and Methods This study was done on 65 thalassemia minor couples having a thalassemia major fetus from January 2008 till February 2009 and both couples answered the questionnaire in a quiet place without a questioner (a person asking question). Results The ages of mothers and fathers were 17 to 35 years (24±4.65 years) and 22 to 39 years (30.36±5.23) respectively. All couples except one attempted abortion and all of them were upset of having a thalassemia major fetus. Conclusion Although the legal abortion with the approval of religious leaders as long as 16 weeks of gestational age is performed in Iran, and in our study 98.4 of cases had attempted abortion awared of thalassemia major person�s future, but all families were hurt with the happened insident. So, further investigations should be done for the couples� complications. It is recommended to reduce the physical and psychological complications of couples using PGD method rather than CVS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 17:55
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 17:55

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