Reproductive Genetic Screening: A Public Health Perspective from the United Kingdom
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Al-Jader, L. 2006. Reproductive Genetic Screening: A Public Health Perspective from the United Kingdom. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Public health has several roles in reproductive genetic screening. It should emphasize the voluntary nature of these programs and ensure that people are adequately informed before making decisions and supported afterward. It must ensure that a central coordinating body will monitor the implementation and the outcome of these programs. Public health must also ensure that the definition of ‘success’ or ‘failure’ of a program is not based on too narrow monetary calculations.
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