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Question:

Will you advise me not to get married if we’re both carriers?

Answer:

JScreen’s goal is to provide information. Our genetic counselors do not make recommendations for carrier couples. Instead, they discuss the genetic condition of concern, and explain available reproductive options to the carrier couple. These options may include:

  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF) with pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT)
  • Using donor sperm/egg from a non-carrier
  • Taking a chance, with or without prenatal testing of the fetus
  • Not having children
  • Adoption
  • Breaking up the relationship
  • Disqualification before dating

 


JScreen genetic counselors also connect carrier couples with helpful resources (such as reproductive specialists, disease organizations, rabbis, therapists and others) to help them make family planning decisions.

 

 

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