Opinions concerning pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and sex selection among gynecologist-obstetricians in Brazil

Opinions concerning pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and sex selection among gynecologist-obstetricians in Brazil

Author Caldas, George H. Google Scholar
Caldas, Erika Google Scholar
Araujo, Edilson D. Google Scholar
Bonetti, Tatiana C. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leal, Claudio B. Google Scholar
Costa, Aurelio M. Google Scholar
Univ Pernambuco
Univ Fed Sergipe
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: the aim of this study was to assess a sample of obstetrician-gynecologists on their technical knowledge of PGD as well as their views of PGD and sex selection (SS).Study design: Cross-sectional observational study, carried out during a Congress on Gynecology and Obstetrics. A self-report questionnaire was offered to all professionals registered to attend the Congress and answers of 723 physicians were analyzed.Results: of the participants, 436 (60.3%) were female and 287 (39.7%) were male; 517 (71.5%) had children. Regarding knowledge of PGD techniques, 63.2% had heard something about PGD and/or preconception SS. Concerning SS, physicians believed that SS is always the couple's choice (36.4%), should be the couple's choice only in specific situations (42.6%), or did not agree that SS should be a couple's choice (17.4%). A majority of the respondents were in favor of PGD and believed that pre-embryos with 6-8 cells are human life in potency.Conclusions: in spite of a small percentage of gynecologists-obstetricians in Brazil had knowledge of PGD techniques, many of them recognized it to be a method to prevent genetic diseases and agreed with its use. the SS appears to be highly accepted for use in specific situations. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
Sex selection
Language English
Date 2010-02-01
Published in European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 148, n. 2, p. 158-162, 2010.
ISSN 0301-2115 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 158-162
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.10.023
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000274845400012
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32221

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