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Socks not to match. World Down Syndrome Day

MedExpress Team

Published March 21, 2024 11:20

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Organized under the auspices of the United Nations, it falls on March 21, the first day of spring. It aims to promote the rights of people with Down Syndrome to full participation in society, health care and rehabilitation.

The choice of date is not accidental. It refers to the presence of an extra third chromosome in the 21st pair of chromosomes in people with Down syndrome. The essence of this holiday is to eliminate barriers, overcome stereotypes, show solidarity, acceptance and understanding to those affected by this genetic abnormality. Around the world, the symbol of the celebration is the colorful mismatched socks. This is a metaphor for the genotypic and social mismatch that tris...

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