> Parents, obsessed by a perfect son

And other that they decide to put a child to this world in spite of the severe malformations that will allow it to live in suffering.”

To describe the reality; contrasting that you live every day inside of the studies of the gynecologists that deal with prenatal diagnosis è Claudio Giorlandino, president of the Società italiana of prenatal diagnosis and maternal and fetal medicine (Sidip).The expert spoke on the sidelines of the Conference of the Sidip, that is played Friday and Saturday in Rome, at the Villa Spada.

“our task is only to inform about the results of a prenatal diagnosis,” explains Giorlandino – without in any way interfering with the decisions of the couple that is expecting a baby with a malformation of the più or less serious.

Thereò that we see forò”, says the gynecologist, is a tendency to selfishness “on the part of women and men who care more for their child, whether they decide to keep it or to abort”. In Italy one in three women in the was interesting he decides to undergo the test of invasive prenatal diagnosis to check for any abnormalities in the fetus. They make this choice, always più young women, at the threshold of 30 years.

“The first concern of many parents is to make sure that the child does not have Down syndrome – adds Giorlandino – this demonstrates how there is little knowledge on the part of people about what it means to do prenatal diagnosis.

Today, thanks to the study of Dna, we can investigate thousands of genetic diseases and Down syndrome is not è certainly più serious. Già from now è routine to search for the presence of cystic fibrosis, mental retardation, muscular dystrophies and sordità congenital hereditary”.

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“the reaction of The parents to the news of the fetus is malformed depends on the cultural environment and, above all, by choices, sometimes selfish, of the parents – reveals that the president of the Sidip – I have seen fathers and mothers, maybe with the già of the sons, decide to terminate a pregnancy for malformations also very mild”.

The first 70 days after conception “are very delicate – adds the expert – And it is precisely during this period that you can determine malformations. In the following months, he may develop illness, however, that the prenatal diagnosis is able to identify.”

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Page published on may 17, 2009