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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?

If you mean children: from the union of 2 people who share at least 1 common ancestor, the closer the relation, the higher the risk of their fetus' inheriting harmful genetic mutations from both parents & having an autosomal recessive disorder, a weakened immune system &/or early demise from the percentage of shared genes. OB's & fetal-maternal specialists work with prenatal genetic counselors to assess risk. ...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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