5 MEDICAL TESTS ALL COUPLES NEED BEFORE GETTING MARRIED
By Victoria Healthcare 04 June 2019
To avoid problems from cropping up after marriage, you should get the following premarital medical texts below:
- Test for fertility
If you are planning on starting a family and having children, fertility testing is absolutely important for the happiness of you two as a couple.
Fertility testing includes:
* In males: a semen analysis to check sperm count, motility, and quality to look for fertility problems.
* In females: an ovulation test to assess reproductive abilities.
- Blood group testing
Blood group incompatibility can affect the well-being of your future children.
To avoid complications due to incompatible blood groups, premarital blood group testing is advisable.
- HIV and STD tests
To protect your own health and prevent a breakdown of marriage due to health problems, you should know each other’s health status.
If your partner’s test results come back positive, medical treatment will be helpful. Also, you may need to reconsider your decision to get married.
- Testing for genetic blood disorders
To know about passing down genetic diseases to your children, premarital DNA-genetic testing is advised, especially if you have relatives with genetic-based disorders.
If the results come back positive, your doctor or genetic counselor will thoroughly counsel you on your risks.
- Genetic testing
Genetic testing is highly important to understand risks to your future children from hereditary diseases.
Knowing if you have certain genetic conditions may greatly help you seek timely medical treatment.