"It's Something I Need to Consider": Decisions About Carrier Screening for Fragile X Syndrome in a Population of Non-Pregnant Women
Alison D Archibald, Alice M Jaques, Samantha Wake, Veronica R Collins, Jonathan Cohen, Sylvia A Metcalfe
American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A | WILEY | Published : 2009
Grant sponsor: Fragile X Alliance, Inc.; Grant sponsor: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Grant sponsor: The University of Melbourne.This work was supported by the Fragile X Alliance, Inc., Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and the University of Melbourne. Alison Archibald is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship. We thank the participants in this study for taking the time to share their experiences with us. We thank Lynn Jordan, Dr. Hennie Williams, and Dr. Kathleen McNamee for their support in allowing us to conduct the study at Family Planning Victoria; Vicky Reddick, Family Planning Victoria and Erica Brown, Genetic Health Services Victoria for their assistance in recruiting participants. We would like to thank A/Prof. Allyn McConkie-Rosell and Dr. Jan Hodgson for their valuable comments on this manuscript.