Table 2 Clinical geneticists’ responses regarding age at which they would provide information about risk of genetic carrier status to minors
QuestionMean (SD) age (years)
Whole sampleFranceGermanyItalyUnited Kingdom
In general, from what age on do you recommend to tell their children of their genetic risk of carrier status?15.66 (2.36)15.59 (1.58)15.37 (2.65)16.64 (1.22)13.15 (2.70)
In general, from what age on do you think minors should be allowed to request a carrier test if their parents consent to the test?15.97 (2.16)16.42 (1.35)16.39 (1.07)15.68 (3.15)14.07 (1.44)
In general, from what age on do you think minors should be allowed to request a carrier test on their own without the consent of their parents?16.89 (1.43)16.95 (1.31)16.76 (1.18)17.38 (0.94)14.79 (1.42)