TITLE

Cousin marriage, culture blaming and equity in service delivery

AUTHOR(S)
Darr, Aamra
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Diversity in Health & Care;2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the issues underpinning cousin marriage, particularly for Muslims in Great Britain. It explores the practice of blaming minority ethnic communities for their own ill health on the link of cousin marriage and genetics. It argues on the claim that marrying relatives causes massive surge in birth defects and abnormalities. It emphasizes that such marriage impacts only on genetic disorders that are inherited as autosomal-recessive conditions.
ACCESSION #
37218235

 

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