Talk About Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare genetic disorder, usually inherited and about one in every 5,000 males is born with the disorder. It cannot be caught or transmitted except through inheritance but can sometimes occur when there is no family history of Hemophilia. About one third of new cases are caused by a new mutation of the gene in the mother
or the child. In these cases, there is no previous history of Hemophilia in the family.
Women who have the Hemophilia gene are called carriers, and they can pass it on to their children. When the mother is a carrier and the father does not have Hemophilia, for each child there is a 50% chance that a son will have Hemophilia and a 50% chance that a daughter will be carrier.