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Birth Defects: Care, preventing and counselling

Birth Defects: Care, preventing and counselling

This learning resource is chapter 2 of an open textbook developed for OER Africa about birth defects.  It covers care, prevention, and counseling and includes several case studies.  Birth Defects was written for healthcare workers who look after individuals with birth defects, their families, and women who are at increased risk of giving birth to an infant with a birth defect. This book is being used in the Genetics Education Programme which trains healthcare workers in genetic counselling in South Africa. It covers: modes of inheritance, medical genetic counselling, birth defects due to chromosomal abnormalities, single gene defects, teratogens, multifactorial inheritance

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