Status disclosure: Genetic counseling as an arena for negotiation

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This paper examines a premarital genetics program focusing on congenital deafness, conducted in Israel with a Bedouin minority group characterized by consanguinity, a religious ban on abortion, and high prevalence of genetic diseases. Building on interviews with counselors and counselees as well as observations of the interactions between them, the analysis describes the professional, communal, public and private arenas of negotiation that surround the process of genetic counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-167
Number of pages21
JournalStudies in Symbolic Interaction
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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