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What’s wrong with cousin marriage?

What’s wrong with cousin marriage?

Zetafunction64

increased risk of genetic diseases


Adventurous-Sun-8029

It’s very rare though


SniperFrogDX

Mostly culture, but also genetics and breeding. Too many genetic similarities and the couple runs the risk of horrible defects. It depends on how closely related you are. 1st cousins is almost as bad as siblings. 2nd cousins is a fairly high risk. 3rd cousins the risk is minimal. Anything beyond that you may as well not he related.


Adventurous-Sun-8029

The problem with you comment is that birth defects are rare.


SniperFrogDX

There's no problem with my comment. Even rare, the risk of recessive genetic traits and defects emerging is many factors higher than two people who are not related.


Adventurous-Sun-8029

The risk of giving birth to babies with genetic defects as a result of marriages between first cousins is no greater than that run by women over 40 who become pregnant, according to two scientists.


Raposo76

Wow, 2 whole scientists?, the chances of a birth defect double when the child is from first cousins


Adventurous-Sun-8029

Source bro


Raposo76

Google it, it was the first thing that came up


TheAubergineMan1987

POV: Man from the 1800s just emerged from a coma.


Wonky-Kong

Poob


Floridaguy555

Why are you asking since your answers dictate you gonna smash your cousin


Adventurous-Sun-8029

Lmao, my cousin is dead


Floridaguy555

Small family huh?


Adventurous-Sun-8029

Yeah :(


Floridaguy555

“Louisiana has entered the chat”


Anotherdude342

Recessive traits can re emerge, sometimes genetic defects and stuff. Basically don't do it unless you wanna be made fun of for ever.


Adventurous-Sun-8029

The risk of giving birth to babies with genetic defects as a result of marriages between first cousins is no greater than that run by women over 40 who become pregnant, according to two scientists.


Anotherdude342

Okay, I still think it is fucked up to marry relatives.


Folabi_Africa

Well, it’s kinda incest


tybr00ks1

When inbreeding, you increase your chance of producing offspring with a higher percentage of homozygous genes. This causes more expression of recessive diseases.


Adventurous-Sun-8029

The risk of giving birth to babies with genetic defects as a result of marriages between first cousins is no greater than that run by women over 40 who become pregnant, according to two scientists


NewUserSAE

Nothing if it's love and they're old enough.


RubyRedScale

And you don’t mind looking like English royalty and dying young due to genetic disorders. I say English royalty but actually Charles 2 of France is considered the worlds most inbread person…google him just to witness his chin


NewUserSAE

It does increase the risk of recessive traits. However, even that risk, while more than normal, is statistically unlikely. Didn’t know about any cousin marriages with the Windsors, etc, in recent memory, but you apparently didn’t know about the media and the public’s opinion of the objective attractiveness level of that entire family, so I’d take my chances. The real issue that people were concerned about was making it awkward among family members when the children grew up if something happened at the wrong time.


Adventurous-Sun-8029

The risk of giving birth to babies with genetic defects as a result of marriages between first cousins is no greater than that run by women over 40 who become pregnant, according to two scientists.