In Iran, no more children are born with Down Syndrome



In Iran, the birth of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome has almost stopped. According to Mahmoud Tavallaei, director of the Iranian Genetics Society of Iran, “Over the past few years, only one baby has been born with Down syndrome in 700 to 1,000 births in Iran”. It is the increasingly widespread and effective prenatal diagnostic tests that are slowly leading to the eradication of this population.

 

Further reading:

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Down syndrome: “Freedom of choice leads not to more inclusion but to more exclusion”

Down syndrome: novel eugenics from America?


Sources: 

Iran Front Page (03/12/2018)