Jewish Marriage and Jewish Engagement: How to Talk About Genetic Testing
If you’re a Jewish bride or groom, chances are that planning is becoming an exciting, yet whirlwind experience. But as you plan and prepare for a wedding, understand that now is also the time to get genetic testing with your future spouse.
Medical professionals agree: the emerging consensus is that every Jewish adult should be offered genetic testing before having children.
Too many times, families are taken by surprise when they have a child born with a life-threatening genetic disorder. Luckily, many genetic diseases are preventable if a person knows they are a carrier by taking a genetic test.
When preparing for marriage, creating a healthy family should be in the plan for every Jewish bride or groom. Click here to learn more about the JScreen test for Jewish hereditary diseases and how options with our genetic counselors can help ensure the best future for your family.
Remember: the earlier you know your carrier status, the more options you have.