Of the percentage effected, girls are at a greater risk of being born with the syndrome than boys making up 80% of the effected. Similar to down syndrome, people born with Edwards syndrome are born with an extra chromosome 18 in the DNA strand that disrupts
“Birth defects are common, costly, and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year” (Centers for Disease Control). When you think about it, that is a lot of people who are born with a birth defect. Now, what is a birth defect and what can it be caused by? Birth defects can range for non life threatening to death. Some examples of birth defects are autism, cleft lip, blindness, abnormal limbs, etc..
Down syndrome is a very common genetic disorder. 1 in every 691 kids are born in the United States has it according to the National Down Syndrome Society c. Symptoms of Downs include: mild to moderate mental disability, stunted growth, low muscle tone, and thyroid issues, higher risk for Alzheimer’s and heart failure. (Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, Third Edition) (Transition: Now that you have a better understanding of what Down Syndrome is, let’s take a look at the 2 most common ways Trisomy 21 occurs) II. Although there are more than two ways to acquire the extra 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome, I’m only going to cover the two most common.
Cleft palate affects as many as 2,600 babies each year, while around 4,400 babies are born with a cleft lip (with or without a cleft palate). There is a higher occurrence of orofacial clefts in Asian, Latino and Native American children. Boys are two times more prone to having a cleft lip (with or without a cleft palate), while girls are two times more likely to have a cleft palate without a cleft lip. Orofacial Cleft Causes Exactly what causes orofacial clefts remain unknown, although many doctors and scientists are of the belief that genetics and environmental factors play a part in the occurrence of cleft lip and cleft palate. CDC studies report that the following can increase the risk of cleft occurrence in babies: 1.
Most people avoid thinking of the idea of having one of their future children born with a genetic disorder. But this is not a realistic thought. A study made by the National Down Syndrome Society (2014) found out that about one in every seven hundred babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, a chromosomal disorder caused by an error during the cell division. This results in an extra copy of the chromosome 21 which alters the brain and body development. People with Down syndrome are born with intellectual disability, some characteristic facial features and cognitive delays.
The condition pictured in this lesson is Trisomy 21, which is a well-known condition called Down syndrome. It is the most common birth defect in the United States, and it’s named after the physician who first diagnosed it as a syndrome, John Langdon Down. (1) Down syndrome, in most cases, affects every cell of the body, and can cause multiple difficulties mentally and physically. Despite the hardships people born with Down syndrome have, 50% will live longer than 50 years old, and with the right support, live meaningful lives. (1)
Some women believe abortions are giving them rights but having an abortion is not the only way. Adoption is a much better option over abortion. An unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can scare some. This leads many rushing into abortion looking for a “‘quick fix.’” The American Adoption Agency stated, “...for every 149 women who choose abortion, only one woman chooses adoption” (American Adoptions, Inc).
In early childhood, kids can get this by a severe head injury or different infections. People over 65 make up about 1/3 of everyone with hearing loss. About 50% of cases are preventable. There is no one specific group of people that have a greater chance of becoming deaf than others. The biggest thing is to
It definitely is a challenge, and this essay is not stating that every teen that gets pregnant can’t be a good mother, this essay just shows research done over the rates on how a child can be negatively affected by being born to a teen if they don’t have things together for their child. There are many programs that have been created to help prevent teen pregnancy. Pregnancy is the number one reason for why girls drop out of school. The rate is 70% of teenage girls who give birth leave school. This statement is true because many things come into play with being pregnant.
People who have Graves' disease can end up suffering from pregnancy issues, heart disorders, and brittle bones. According to the Mayo Clinic, some pregnancy issues that people with Graves' disease can suffer from are miscarriage, preterm birth, fetal thyroid dysfunction, poor fetal growth, maternal heart failure, and preeclampsia. When you have hyperthyroidism but you want a child you have to put all of these factors in to place. Thinking of all the disorders your baby could possibly have because of your disease is terrifying. The heart disorders people can suffer from are heart rhythm disorders, changes in the structure and function of the heart muscles, and congestive heart failure, which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to the body.
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in