CDC, WHO Criticized For Perpetuating Down Syndrome ‘Misinformation’
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Down syndrome advocates want the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to rethink how they’re classifying the chromosomal condition.
At present, the health agencies have grouped Down syndrome alongside other birth defects. That’s a problem, according to the National Down Syndrome Congress.
“It should not be classified as a birth defect by anyone,” said Jordan Kough, executive director of the nonprofit, which recently put out a statement rebuking what the advocacy group calls “misinformation on Down syndrome” from prominent health organizations.