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Understanding Hemophilia -- Prevention

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo, MD on January 24, 2020

How Can I Prevent Hemophilia?

At this time, there is no way to prevent hemophilia in someone who inherits a defective gene and thus produces too little clotting factor. If hemophilia runs in your family, you can be tested to see whether you carry the defective gene and receive counseling about your chance for having children with hemophilia.

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Sources

SOURCES:
U.S. Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
National Hemophilia Organization.

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