Spina Bifida Association: About Spina Bifida


Subject:
Reproductive and Sexual Health , Birth Defects (Teratology)

Description:
Information about spina bifida, "a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column doesn't close completely. ... Each year, about 3,000 pregnancies are affected by these birth defects." Provides a FAQ, website links, and fact sheets on topics such as genetics, folic acid, hip function, and educational issues. From the Spina Bifida Association, which promotes the prevention of the defect and provides resources for those affected by it.

Publisher:
Spina Bifida Association of America

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2642323/k.8E10/Spina_Bifida.htm


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