The results of this study indicate that Mexican-American and Anglo-American young adults would be willing to seek genetic counseling following the birth of a defective child. In general, both ethnic groups showed the same trend in declining approval toward intervention strategies in genetic disease as they become more invasive, i.e., from contraception to sterilization to abortion. Ethnic by gender differences are significant in terms of advising about the rhythm method in genetic disease. Anglo-American females were the least approving of this method of intervention. Mexican-American males, Mexican-American females, and Anglo-American males were more approving of the rhythm method. Ethnic by gender differences are not significant for the other six intervention strategies.
|Number of pages
|Birth Defects: Original Article Series
|Published - Dec 1 1979
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental Biology