Marriage of cousins: Congenital diseases and people's perceptions in Pakistan, a public health challenge.


Marriage between cousins results in congenital diseases: heart disease, thalassaemia, and other disabilities in the children. Post-neonatal mortality, childhood morbidity, and haemoglobinopathies (S and E) are common in the offspring of these marriages. These parents increase the risk of low intelligence, mental instability, sickle-cell anaemia, and cystic… (More)
DOI: 10.1057/jphp.2010.18


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