Interview 21 – Screening for sickle cell and beta thalassaemia

Both partners knew they were beta thalassaemia carriers. Second child born with beta thalassaemia major. Mother has had CVS in two pregnancies since, and would terminate the pregnancy if the baby was affected. Video and audio clips read by an actor and recorded in Mirpuri.

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She explains the teaching of some Islamic scholars about the possibility of ending a pregnancy before the soul enters the unborn baby. (Read by an actor.)

Age at interview 31

Gender Female