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Pedigree and Family History: Genetic Counseling a Lesbian Couple

Thanks to Lauren Grote, University of Dayton undergraduate student and 2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) intern for her work as a contributing author for this case.

Expert Commentary by Julie A. Rousseau, MS, CGC, Division of Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this case, genetic counselors will be able to:

  1. Acknowledge personal perspectives towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) persons.
  2. Discuss the emotional, psychological, and legal barriers facing GLBT persons.
  3. Use culturally appropriate language when taking a family history and counseling GLBT clients.







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