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Interview 11

Mother knew she was a sickle cell carrier; partner had screening late in pregnancy. She was shocked when the baby was born with sickle cell anaemia. Although the baby is well, she was so afraid of having another affected baby she ended her next pregnancy.

  • Background

    Chef, single, one child aged 2. Ethnic background/nationality: Black African.

  • Age at interview 30
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 12

    Female partner discovered she was HIV positive when she came to the UK. When she changed HIV consultant, a routine blood test showed she was a sickle cell carrier. Male partner has not yet had carrier screening.

  • Background

    Couple with no children, aged 35 (female) and 57 (male). Female partner is not working, male partner is a carer. Ethnic background/nationality: Female- Black African, Male- White British.

  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 14

    Mother discovered she was a sickle cell carrier in her first pregnancy. Father is not a carrier. He later changed his name and was recalled for screening when she was pregnant again. Audio clips in French.

  • Background

    Cleaning company supervisor and social work student, married with two children aged 5 and 3. Ethnic background/nationality: Black African (Congo).

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female