SWHR Genetic Screening Roadmap: Educational Materials and Resources to Support Clinical Practice (Part 3)


Published 12/15/21

Part of the Genetic Screening Roadmap: A Clinician’s Guide to Providing Quality Maternal Health Care

Pre-pregnancy general awareness and education about genetic screening provides a foundation to introduce women about the purpose and limitations of screening tests vs. diagnostic tests. Education among health care providers, patients, and their families also promotes more informed and shared decision-making for optimal health outcomes.

Resources to assist clinicians in understanding the scope of preconception and prenatal testing:

Resources that provide guidance to clinicians on implementing genetic testing:

Genetic Screening Roadmap

Download The Full Genetic Screening Roadmap

Download Roadmap

Navigating The Roadmap

This document is intended to serve as an educational and informative resource and is not intended or implied to serve as a substitute for medical or professional advice. The Society for Women’s Health Research does not make medical, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations, nor does it endorse or promote specific screening or diagnostic tests. Patients and consumers should confirm information and consult a professional health care provider to determine individual needs. The Society will not be liable for any direct, indirect, or other damages arising therefrom.  

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Support for this educational program has been provided by Illumina Inc., Invitae, and Myriad Women’s Health.

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