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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Incest

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Why does incest cause birth defects?

Why does incest cause birth defects?

Gene errors: We all carry recessive genes to a few conditions that are not a problem unless they come together with another carrier. The closer you are related, the more genes you have in common. Two carriers, can conceive a baby that has both bad recessive genes, with any pregnancy. Whether this produces a fatal metabolic disorder or some lesser problem, the results are the same. The genes define you. ...Read more

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Incest cause birth defects and other reproductive harm?

Incest cause birth defects and other reproductive harm?

Possible: In addition to the trauma of the incestous abuse, there is a higher risk of birth and congenital abnormalities in pregnacies and births resulting from incest due to the resulting gene loading in families with hereditary problems. ...Read more

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Will incest be the cause of miscarriage at 5 months?

Will incest be the cause of miscarriage at 5 months?

No!: Incest can be the cause of many significant problems, but miscarriag is not one of them. ...Read more

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Is incest wrong?

Is incest wrong?

Yes: If you are the victim of incest, you can find help here:

http://www.Rainn. Org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse. ...Read more

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What happens to children of incest?

What happens to children of incest?

No single answer: Effects of incest vary widely and depend on many factors--age of child, gender of child and of abuser, level of coercion (psychological or physical force) involved, extent and duration of abuse, reaction of others if they learn of abuse, etc. One fairly clear finding is that those who were abused are both more likely to be abusers and to be unable to protect their chidlren from abuse. ...Read more

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What kind of person commits incest?

What kind of person commits incest?

No single predictor: Incest comes in many forms and has many causes. In some societies, it has been acceptable behavior. Our society has a strong prohibition against--and fascination with--it, so something has to overcome that taboo. One common factor is that one or both parents were themselves sexually abused by a relative as a child. Often, it like sexual abuse broadly, is as much about power as it is about sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to enjoy sex after childhood incest?

Is it possible to enjoy sex after childhood incest?

Some people who: Have suffered from incest have no difficulties with their sex life. For others, it may be akward, painful or upsetting. In the later situation — therapy would be important. Sexuality is an important part of life. Through treatment that is effective — sexual intimacy may become a joy rather that something to be suffered through. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is an "incest baby" said to be messed up, in a medical sense?

Why is an "incest baby" said to be messed up, in a medical sense?

Medically speaking..: I'm not sure if you mean psychologically or medically, as there are consequences in both areas. Medically, offspring of closely related parents are more likely to inherit the same recessive gene for a disease. As Long as a baby only gets 1 "bad" recessive gene, he or she is okay, but if the baby gets that same "bad" gene from both parents, then he or she is likely to develop the disease. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

Consanguinity = the : Union of two people who share at least 1 common ancestor. Prenatal genetic counsellors calculate the ^ed risk of their fetus' having an autosomal recessive disease from inheriting a deleterious gene from both parents, a weakened immune system &/or early demise from the percentage of shared genes, history of inbreeding in prior generations, & results of prenatal blood & ultrasound findings. ...Read more

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Is it wrong for people to have incest thoughts when they don't ever intend to have it in real?

Not wrong but...: Thoughts are not wrong. But being obsessed with such thoughts can be demoralizing. Cultivate healthy thoughts as they lead to happier life. ...Read more

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Is there a reason incest leads to disorders?

Is there a reason incest leads to disorders?

Betrayal, trauma: When incest occurs the victim very frequently experiences this sexual contact as a betrayal of expected, loving relationship. For example, if an uncle has sex with his niece that girl might be expecting that her uncle would look out for her best interests and rather he uses her for his sexual gratification. This hostile crossing of boundaries can cause trauma and related disorders. ...Read more

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Why does incest lead to mental problems in children?

Why does incest lead to mental problems in children?

Trust: The pivotal pillar of healthy emotional growth is the ability to form trust relationships. The prime example is the mother/child bond which in healthy relationships survives past the mothers death. Secondary trust relationships extend to dad & primary caregivers or siblings. When a cultures taboos are violated by those within the trust circle, it is unlikely that trust can ever be reclaimed. ...Read more

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Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

It's of concern: I guess I would say that "normal" and "healthy" are two separate things. It may not be a particularly healthy thing for a person to have fantasies involving incest. It seems as though you already have a concern or else you wouldn't be asking about this. I wonder if you could have been sexually molested as a child by a relative? There are therapists with special expertise in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having flashbacks of childhood incest, what should I do?

I keep having flashbacks of childhood incest, what should I do?

Get treatment: Hi. This is something that you can get help with. Flashbacks of childhood incest are so disturbing, you need to be in treatment to help you through this time. Look for a therapist who specializes in trauma. I see you are only 23, if cost is an issue look for therapist's who work on a sliding scale. You have the opportunity to work through this in a healthy way. Don't wait. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa)
the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

What are the risks of pregnancy by incest?

Consanguinity : The closer the blood relation, the greater the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight for gestational age at delivery & genetic disorders inherited in an autosomal-recessive pattern. Each child of a couple who are unaffected carriers of mutant genes has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutations from both parents, thus having the disorder. Prenatal genetic counseling is indicated. ...Read more

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If someone is sexually abused by an uncle is that still considered to be incest?

If someone is sexually abused by an uncle is that still considered to be incest?

Difficult to say: The word incest has a negative connotation mostly dealing with something a person has no power over and something which cannot be changed. I am afraid that a person could become stereotyped by labels and that they are of little value in the long run. A person needs to know that what happened to them as a child, they had no control over and should not blame themselves. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What genetic diseases could occur within a child born from incest?

Need docs answers! What genetic diseases could occur within a child born from incest?

Too many to list: There are in excess of 200 metabolic enzyme relates processes in the body that could result from two closely related carriers. There are also non enzyme processes that could result. We are all thought to carry up to 4 significant recessive genes, so a close pairing is always at high risk of at least one showing up with incest. ...Read more

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My uncle has kids with my daughter cousin in which the cousin and my daughter father is first cousin is this incesting?

My uncle has kids with my daughter cousin in which the cousin and my daughter father is first cousin is this incesting?

Probably no good: You may need a lawyer to figure this one out or a geneticist but it doesn't sound right to me. I was always taught during training that any individual within three genetic pool circles of another individual is at risk for genetic diseases in children due to inbreeding. Whether people closer than three genetic pool circles are committing incest would be more a question for the legal system. ...Read more

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Good day. I masturbate often while watching porn and recently i have been very aroused by incest. Is this core to a serious problem in me?

Good day. I masturbate often while watching porn and recently i have been very aroused by incest. Is this core to a serious problem in me?

The more your: Orgasm is paired w/any trigger, in this case incest porn, the more the link is created between them. This is called "reinforcement" in behavioral psychology. Please avoid looking at this and focus on other ways of expressing your sexuality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is a hole in the heart of an infant/results of incest?

I need your expertise, is a hole in the heart of an infant/results of incest?

No: If you include all kinds of congenital heart defects, (even minor ones), the incidence is 75 per 1000 births — it has nothing to do with incest. ...Read more

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I hate hugging my sister because repressed memories of incest. How can I get over this?

I hate hugging my sister because repressed memories of incest. How can I get over this?

Sibling Incest: This is a more common situation than most people think. It often happens when parents are involved in alcoholism, drug abuse, or other dysfunctional behavior & not tuned in to the kids' needs. Kids seek affection, and may find some comfort together -- only not in a healthy way. Psychotherapy could be extremely helpful for you. Don't push "getting over" until taking care of your own feelings. ...Read more

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What genetic diseases most commonly occur in a child born from incest (between sibs or between parent & child)?

What genetic diseases most commonly occur in a child born from incest (between sibs or between parent & child)?

Varies considerably: The issue is like playing russian roulette. All of us carry recessive genes in our dna that do not express disease because they are balanced by normal genes. Things like cystic fibrosis are carried by 1/20, sickle cell 1/12. All of us carry an estimated 4 defects. Parent child/sib-sib pairings all may have a normal outcome or a bad outcome for any pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal childhood sexual trauma and trapped emotions in the body? #nqlu I am just unfolding the effects of the incest and childhood sexual trauma I had as a pre-teen on my emotions and my body. I feel like I have emotions trapped in m

What is the best way to heal childhood sexual trauma and trapped emotions in the body? #nqlu I am just unfolding the effects of the incest and childhood sexual trauma I had as a pre-teen on my emotions and my body. I feel like I have emotions trapped in m

Long road ahead: You can't do this alone! You need someone who specializes in sexual trauma. One on one therapy is the way to go. Good luck. Also, Propranolol has been shown to help others with this problem but it must be worked out with therapy alsol ...Read more

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How can incest increase the likelihood of birth defects?

How can incest increase the likelihood of birth defects?

Gene errors: We all carry recessive genes to a few conditions that are not a problem unless they come together with another carrier. The closer you are related, the more genes you have in common. Two carriers, can conceive a baby that has both bad recessive genes, with any pregnancy. Whether this produces a fatal metabolic disorder or some lesser problem, the results are the same. The genes define you. ...Read more

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Is there a reason incest leads to a lot of genetic disorders?

Is there a reason incest leads to a lot of genetic disorders?

Double dose of genes: Genetic disorders are more likely to show up from incest because people who are related have many genes in common. Usually the genes that cause genetic disorders are rare but if the parents share genes the baby is likely to get a double dose of the rare gene so the disorder is more likely to be apparent. For some genes it requires the same gene come from both parents to show up in the child. ...Read more

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Why di biologists say that incest in humans creates genetic disorders?

Why di biologists say that incest in humans creates genetic disorders?

Two genes neeeded: It doesn't create the disorder but for many conditions for there to be symptoms a particular gene must appear twice. In incest the two parents share many genes and so are more likely to have overlapping genes which will be duplicated in the children. Hemophilia, which requires this, led to the deaths of many european monarchs who shared the gene. ...Read more

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Biologists say that incest creates genetic disorders in humans, but is it really scientific fact or for morality?

Biologists say that incest creates genetic disorders in humans, but is it really scientific fact or for morality?

True, it is one way : To bring out recessive genes. So many people are related in iceland that they "have an app for that". ...Read more