Table 5

Potential advantages of a newborn screening diagnosis

1. Reproductive choice
    Counselling/prenatal testing19/23
    Changed intentions16/20
2. Time
    To prepare emotionally when son is less aware17/20
    To plan housing, schooling etc.17/20
    For physiotherapy17/20
    To make good memories17/20
3. Avoid diagnostic delayYes
4. Avoid wrongful attributions to early symptomsYes
5. More positive profile (anxiety, wellbeing, adjectives) when boys are socially awareYes