When compatibility men and women is discussed, the conversation is usually had in the direction of tastes and preferences. People decided who they should be with based on their “type.”
However, if you’re dating someone, and things are getting quite serious, there is another type of compatibility that you need to consider. That is, whether or not you and your partner are medically compatible.
Here are some tests to take with your partner which tell whether or not you’re medically compatible.
Genotype Compatibility Test
Your genotype and that of your partner will ultimately decide the genotype of any offspring that you have. The genotypes in humans are AA, AS, AC, SS. Choosing a partner that you have a compatible genotype with reduces the risk of having a child with the sickle cell disease.
You can a below, a simple Genotype Compatibility Chart:
(Excellent) AA + AA = AA, AA, AA, AA
(Good) AA + AS = AA, AS, AA, AS
(Fair) AA + SS = AS, AS, AS, AS
(Good) AA + AC = AA, AA, AA, AC
(Very Bad) AS + AS = AA, AS, AS, SS
(Very Bad) AS + SS = AS, SS, SS, SS
(Bad; Advice needed) AS + AC = AA, AC, AS,SS
(Very Bad) SS + SS = SS, SS, SS, SS
(Very Bad) AC + SS = AS, AS, SS, SS
( Bad; Advice needed) AC + AC = AA, AC, AC, SS
Blood Group Tests
Blood tests are important, especially when it comes to pregnancy. The blood group test is also called the Rhesus factor test and can decide whether there will be trouble with child-birth for a woman. Incompatible blood groups of a couple can lead to intrauterine death and miscarriages.
Fortunately, a blood type mismatch will only require counselling and proper medical intervention. Doctor’s can administer anti-D immunoglobulins at 28 weeks of pregnancy to save a fetus.
HIV And STD Tests
When you’re with someone and things are serious enough that you’re considering marriage, it can be assumed that there’s a great deal of trust between you and that person. So, if you or your partner is a carrier of HIV or some other venereal disease, it is easier to infect the other person.
The lack of suspicion in these type of relationships warrant an STD test beforehand to make sure that both partner’s are free of an infection.
While you may argue that fertility tests should not be a basis for marriage, it can’t be denied that children are an important part of marriages.
As such, you should get a fertility test together with your partner so that you have all the necessary information available to you.
Infertility in a marriage can cause strain a strain a couple’s relationship. However, when you take a fertility test before marriage, you can plan ahead, and you won’t be blindsided by infertility.