Maarrying a relative Girl or boy... !!

January 19, 2009 4:34am CST
Hi to all... I like to start this interesting Discussion ... Is there any medical related problems if we marry a girl or boy who is relative to us ... Somebody like our uncle's daughter or son.... !! I came to know recently that some health related problems will arise for the children born to parents who are married within relatinoships .. !! Even I saw in a recent TAMIL movie. They are showing one physically handicapped boy born to parents who are relatives already .. !! Request all for this knowledgeable discussion .. !
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@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Yes there are many complications that can/will arise from breeding with a close relative, especially with a first cousin. I have known a lady who had children with a relative and all of her children are affected in some way. I can't imagine what would inspire a person to marry and have children with a close relative. In the US it's illegal to marry unless it's like 4th cousin or something. Even then...