The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Screening

explanatory Essay
987 words
987 words

In today’s scientific world the use of fetal genetic screening unethical has it peaks and valley, Genetic testing has come a long way. Genetic Screening allows doctors to see the chances of the fetus growing a certain genetic conditions and Diagnostic screening is to see a certain type of certain conditions. There is a few test that can be done one of them is prenatal screening, usually done in the first trimester which is the first stage of the Integrated screening are performed, 10 to 13 weeks of pregnancy by an ultrasound. The ultrasound will display the fetus age, measure fetus body, (neck, head, back, skin). There is three blood test that can be done in order to calculate the two level of a substance in the blood called pregnancy-associated …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that fetal screening affects 1% risk of a miscarriage, which can increase the abortions percentage. some parents don't agree with it, saying it will change human procreation.
  • Opines that the benefits outweigh the consequences of bringing a helpless child into this world.
  • Narrates how they terminated their pregnancy at 18 weeks, knowing they could not afford to be in and out of hospital with a newborn baby if they ever made it home alive.
  • Explains that genetic testing has come a long way in today's scientific world. genetic screening allows doctors to see the chances of the fetus growing certain genetic conditions.
  • Opines that screening early is a blessing in hoped to discover any disorders and be able to find treatment quickly. many parents don't want to carry their child and have him suffer in the real world.

To me, the benefits far outweigh the consequences of bringing a helpless child who may face a serious and fatal destiny into this world.Certainly, these problems address the need for ethical and legal standards. A parent pray for the perfect baby is well on its way. While we must support the freedom of choice, we must decide what is best for society as a whole. Until I and doctors can prevent with successful treatments, I believe testing is necessary. I will never be able to sleep at night knowing my child is being bully or is getting taken advantage because of his or hers circumstance. As a mother, I will do anything and everything in order to have a healthy baby to welcome to this cruel world. When I was sixteen I was expecting a child, and doctors gave me the option to terminate my pregnancy. As young as I was I knew I had to do my research about the condition that my baby had called Trisomy 18 or also known as Edwards syndrome, is a condition which is caused by an error in cell division, known as meiotic disjunction .’Using Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, we identified 70 liveborn infants with trisomy 13 and 114 liveborn infants with trisomy 18. Median survival time was 7 days (95% confidence interval [CI]: 3–15) for people with trisomy 13 and 14.5 days (95% CI: 8–28) for people with trisomy 18. For each condition, 91% of infants died within the first year. Neither race nor gender

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