Purpose of Assignment You will complete an assignment in which you take on the role of a genetic counselor or fertility specialist. You should apply the core value of respect. You will choose a scenario involving a couple who has difficulty conceiving and will make recommendations for the couple. General Instructions You will write 2-3 pages (double spaced) providing recommendations for the couple or individual in the scenario. Please consider the questions below when writing your paper. a. Does the patient present any risks or medical conditions? b. What is the age of the patient? Is this an important factor to consider? Why or why not? c. Please describe any social or economic factors that should be considered when making the recommendation. Hint: You might want to research the income associated with the jobs that are provided. d. Are there any other questions that you would want to ask this couple or individual? e. Provide two possible recommendations for this patient. Choices include donor insemination, in-vitro fertilization, surrogacy, and adoption. Describe the two choices including the risks and benefits associated with these choices. Be sure to consider the financial costs, success rates, and possible recovery time associated with each choice. f. Apply the core value of respect in your recommendation. g. Be sure to cite sources and include a reference list in APA format. Please select one of the cases below. 1. Arianna and her husband, Lucas, have tried to conceive for two years. Arianna is 26 and Lucas is 28 years old. In the past two years, Arianna has had two miscarriages. Arianna is a kindergarten teacher and Lucas is a mechanic. The couple is devout Catholics and lives in a small town near their families. 2. Rebecca and Natasha have been married for four years and have decided to start a family. Rebecca is 32 and Natasha is 35 years old. Rebecca works at a coffee shop that offers up to $30,000 to pay for infertility treatments and procedures. Natasha is a registered nurse at the local hospital. 3. Torrie is 44 years old, is unmarried, and has never been pregnant. She is the executive director of a large corporation. She has decided that she would like to have a child.
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