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作者 Jaber, Lutfi A
書名 Consanguinity – Its Impact, Consequences and Management
出版項 Sharjah : Bentham Science Publishers, 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781608058884 (electronic bk.)
9781608058891
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (189 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Cover -- Title -- EUL -- Contents -- Editor's Biography -- Foreword -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- Chapter 01 -- Chapter 02 -- Chapter 03 -- Chapter 04 -- Chapter 05 -- Chapter 06 -- Chapter 07 -- Chapter 08 -- Index
Consanguineous marriages have been practiced for hundreds of years, predominantly by Moslems. Although it is generally accepted among communities that the social advantages outweigh other, the rate of congenital malformations and genetic diseases among the offspring borne of consanguineous marriages is higher and an increase in sterility, rates of abortions, stillbirths and neonatal deaths has been suggested by some researchers. These problems result in a substantial economic burden within the communities involved in the practice. Strategies for reducing the frequency of consanguineous marriages include expansion of educational programs, promotion of genetic testing services, and research to identify the genes responsible for genetic defects. Nowadays, with the migration of large numbers of Moslems towards Western countries, consanguinity is becoming a practical issue in places where it was barely known, previously. This eBook serves as a guide for health care workers and counselors of the phenomenon and its associated problems. This eBook begins with an introduction of the topic from a social, legal and biological perspective. It then progresses to research about associated genetic disorders, reproductive and social awareness issues through the proceeding chapters. The eBook concludes with 2 chapters exploring strategies to counter the effects of consanguinity within the general population
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Jaber, Lutfi A. Consanguinity – Its Impact, Consequences and Management Sharjah : Bentham Science Publishers,c2014 9781608058891
主題 Consanguinity.;Genealogy
Electronic books
Alt Author Halpern, Gabrielle J
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