Friday, March 07, 2008

Dr. Mohammed Asmal - Cousin Marriages and Congenital Defects

Taken at face value, the recent statement by British Minister Woolas about the worrisome rate of congenital defects in British Pakistani newborns and its association with the practice of cousin marriage would seem to be a statement of concern for the public health of his constituents. ...

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cousin_marriages_and_congenital_defects/0015692

1 comment:

Ayman H Fadel said...

“It's Ok, We're Not Cousins by Blood”: The Cousin Marriage Controversy in Historical Perspective argues that it is difficult to quantify the impact of cousin marriages on the health of offspring and that, from a purely public health point of view, bans are not warranted.