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Psychological aspects

Attitudes to prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy for 30 conditions among women in Saudi Arabia and the UK

Authors: Ayman Alsulaiman1, Jenny Hewison2, Khaled K. Abu-Amero3*, Shenaz Ahmed2, Josephine M. Green4 and Janet Hirst ABSTRACT Objective The aim of this research was to compare attitudes between women from different cultural and/or religious backgrounds toward prenatal diagnosis (PND) and termination of pregnancy (TOP) for 30 different conditions. Methods A

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Abortion: An Islamic Ethical View

Author: Kiarash Aramesh Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Medical Sciences/ University of Tehran, Iran; ABSTRACT The debate over abortion remains controversial as ever. This article offers an explanation of the main Islamic attitudes towards abortion and areas of need to change in the related rules and regulations

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Attitudes and perceptions about prenatal diagnosis and induced abortion among adults of Pakistani population

Authors: Muhammad Osman Arif1*, Zafar Fatmi2, Bhisham Pardeep1, Tuba Ali1, Hameed Iqbal1, Haider Khan Bangash1, Rushna Pervaiz1, Hira Altaf1 and Javed Ali Baba1 1Medical College, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan 2Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan Objectives Perception and attitude regarding prenatal screening and induced abortion

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Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies among Parents of Beta- Thalassemia Major Patients

Author: Shazia Ali, Fazaila Sabih+, Sarwat Jehan, Masood Anwar and Sabira Javed Department of Physiology Islamic International Medical CollegePeshawar Road Rawalpindi, Pakistan Abstract. β-Thalassemia major is a disorder characterized by defective production of hemoglobin and excessive destruction of red blood cells. The usual treatment consists of periodic blood transfusions that

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