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Genetic Counseling

An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.

Year introduced: 1973

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Tree Number(s): H01.158.273.343.385.500.384, N02.421.308.400

MeSH Unique ID: D005817

Entry Terms:

  • Counseling, Genetic
  • Genetic Counseling, Prenatal
  • Prenatal Genetic Counseling

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