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To What Extent do Faith and Religious Identity Decision-Making and Ante-Natal Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Authors: Karl Atkin, Shenaz Ahmed, Jenny Hewison and Josephine M. Green Abstract: When making decisions about prenatal diagnosis, couples not only draw on their understanding of the condition but also broader aspects of their cultural identity. This article looks at how faith and religion mediate attitudes towards screening, prenatal diagnosis

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‘Balance’ is in the eye of the beholder: providing information to support informed choices in antenatal screening via Antenatal Screening Web Resource

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed BSc (Hons) PhD,* Louise Bryant BSc (Hons) PhD and Jenny Hewison BSc (Hons) PhD Abstract Objectives The Antenatal Screening Web Resource (AnSWeR) was designed to support informed prenatal testing choices by providing balanced information about disability, based on the testimonies of disabled people and their families. We

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Attitudes to prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: a comparison of white and Pakistani women in the UK

Authors: Jenny Hewison1*, Josephine M. Green2, Shenaz Ahmed3, Howard S. Cuckle3, Janet Hirst3, Clare Hucknall3 and Jim G. Thornton4 Objectives To compare the attitudes of women from two different ethnic backgrounds to prenatal testing for a range of conditions, and to see if “clusters” of attitudes to different conditions could

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The influence of faith and religion and the role of religious and community leaders in prenatal decisions for sickle cell disorders and thalassaemia major

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed1*, Karl Atkin2, Jenny Hewison1 and Josephine Green3 Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK 3Mother & Infant Research Unit, University of York, York, UK Objectives Religion is believed to have a significant impact on individuals

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