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Re: Incest is more common than you'd think

I have met several first cousins (Polish people) who have married. I wonder why this might be? Isn't the Catholic Church oppsed to this?

Re: Incest is more common than you'd think

Well Hans I used to work with someone whose parents were first cousins and she was English. I think first cousins are frowned upon because of the genetic issues.

There's quite a lot of this in various cultures though. Wasn't there a recent controversial case of a Bradford paediatric specialist criticising asian families for having so much inter family marriage and contributing to the epidemic of complex genetic conditions among children in that area. Link to the article.