"In sickness and in health"? Disclosures of genetic risks in dating

  • Klitzman R
  • Sweeney M
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Abstract

... whether interviewees are symp- tomatic (Sx) or asymptomatic (Asx) and mutation - positive (+), negative (−), inconclusive ... Fears of possible rejection can discourage disclosure , even in a long-term ... The presence of BRCA 1/ 2 mutations can prompt prophylactic removal of breasts ...

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  • Confidentiality
  • Decision-making
  • Ethics
  • Family relationships
  • Health behaviors
  • Qualitative research
  • Reproductive choices
  • Reproductive decisions
  • Risk communication

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Authors

  • Robert L. Klitzman

  • Meghan M. Sweeney

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