Health Tips and Guidelines
Premarital Screening
Marriage is considered an important event in a person's life. Through marriage, a person enters a new phase of building emotional, social and family relations. In order to establish a happy and stable family, we must guarantee that spouses and posterity are free of infectious and genetic diseases.
 
If one of the family members has genetic or infectious disease, this will disturb the family and make them suffer from psychological, social and financial problems, without mentioning medical complications and its effect on the patient, family and society.
 
Healthy Marriage:
 
Is a state of harmony between the spouses in health, psychological, sexual, and social aspects in order to create healthy family and having healthy and happy children.
 
Premarital Screening:
 
Young couples must make Premarital Medical Examinations to prevent blood genetic diseases (thalassaemia gene and sickle-cell anemia) in addition of some contagious diseases (hepatitis B,C and AIDS). By making these tests, the prospective marriage partners will know beforehand about the possible genetic diseases that their children might inherit. This knowledge broadens their choices and becomes possible to give them valuable medical advices.
 
Objectives of  Premarital Screening:
 
Healthy Marriage Program is considered a national, social, awareness and preventative program with a view to:
 
  • Prevent the spreading of certain genetic blood diseases(thalassaemia gene and sickle-cell anemia) and some contagious diseases (hepatitis B,C and AIDS)
  • Reduce financial burdens, resulting from treatment costs, on families and society.
  • Reduce pressure on health institutions and blood banks.
  • Avoid social and psychological problems for families with affected children
  • Make it easier for those who feel impressed to ask for such examinations.
  • Raise awareness of healthy marriage concept.
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