A 35-year-old member asked:
why are so many people in india born with birth defects?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Traditional marriage: There is a tradition of marriage in many countries, especially those with a large muslim population, of marrying a first cousin or other relative. This increases the chance of an inherited defect in the offspring. Also there are large portions of the population with inadequate prenatal care which also causes an increase in problems at birth.
Answered on Sep 3, 2018
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