IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES OF GENETIC COUNSELLING OF TRIBAL FAMILIES WITH DOWN'S SYNDROM IN CENTRAL INDIA
English

Rajesh Dehankar, Sanjay Walulkar, Ksheersagar D D, Paikrao V M
2014 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
The recent discoveries in genetics give us a wide area of Gene Therapy. However, the treatment is still far away from the tribal population of India. Most of the Indian populations undergo counseling for genetic diseases. Genetic counseling in tribes unlike metropolitan population is a difficult task due of their traditional believes lower literacy and poor socio-economic status. The present article deals with our observations and experiences in counseling of traditional tribal families for
more » ... al families for Genetic disorders. Here we reveal the stepwise process of genetic counseling used to convince and agree them to give sample for testing. We also discuss the challenges of genetic counseling of tribal population.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2014/3246 fatcat:obvu3io5hje5lgqhdgh5uz6ph4