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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006, pp. 359-365
Bioline Code: pe06050
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006, pp. 359-365

 en Consanguineous marriage; genetic counseling, culture and religious aspects
Akrami, SM

Abstract

Consanguineous marriage is common in our country, accounting for more than 35% of marriages in Iran. The complications behind this practice are clear in the medical genetics. This paper tries to clarify the importance of this subject and find some answers to questions faced by medical professionals especially pediatricians.
Premarital genetic counseling is the best and appropriate method to screen any inherited disorder in the families

Keywords
Consanguineous marriage , Genetic counseling,Islam

 
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