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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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Premarital screening for b-thalassaemia in Southern Iran: options for improving the programme

Authors: Mehran Karimi, Nima Jamalian, HoomanYarmohammadi, Abdolrasoul Askarnejad, Abdolreza Afrasiabi and Alireza Hashemi [gview file=” Background b-thalassaemia is a preventable disease. Iran has about 20,000 homozygote b-thalassaemia patients and 3,750,000 carriers. Objective To assess the 10-year results of the screening programme, which has been operating in Southern Iran since 1995.

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Fourteen-Year Experience of Prenatal Diagnosis of Thalassemia in Iran

Authors: Hossein Najmabadi , Alireza Ghamari, Farhad Sahebjam, Roxana Kariminejad, Valeh Hadavi,Talayeh Khatibi, Ashraf Samavat, Elaheh Mehdipour, Bernadette Modell, Mohammand Hassan Kariminejad Abstract For 14 years, Iranian scientists have worked to develop a national thalassemia prevention program. Although historically abortion was considered unacceptable in Iran, intensive consultations led to the

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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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