Addressing key issues in the consanguinity-related risk of autosomal recessive disorders in consanguineous communities: lessons from a qualitative study of British Pakistanis

@article{Darr2015AddressingKI,
  title={Addressing key issues in the consanguinity-related risk of autosomal recessive disorders in consanguineous communities: lessons from a qualitative study of British Pakistanis},
  author={Adnan Darr and Nicola Small and Waqar I. U. Ahmad and Karl M Atkin and Peter J. Corry and Bernadette Modell},
  journal={Journal of Community Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={65-79}
}
Currently, there is no consensus regarding services required to help families with consanguineous marriages manage their increased genetic reproductive risk. Genetic services for communities with a preference for consanguineous marriage in the UK remain patchy, often poor. Receiving two disparate explanations of the cause of recessive disorders (cousin marriage and recessive inheritance) leads to confusion among families. Further, the realisation that couples in non-consanguineous relationships… CONTINUE READING
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