Moral issues about dating second cousins cartagena dating
Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?
To make a long story short, my cousin and I became close friends, then fell in love with each other.
Laws regarding cousins marrying vary from place to place, but there are many places where second cousins can legally marry, and some places where first cousins can legally marry.
In 26 out of 50 states in the United States, and most other countries, first cousins can marry.
We have that "don't care" attitude on what others say or think about our relationship, but are curious anyway. Dear Jus' need advice from a 3rd party..., Negative reactions to cousins who pair off stem largely from the belief that children from such relationships may have physical and/or mental abnormalities.
Newborns with genetic disorders such as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis are more likely to be born of blood relatives because previously unexpressed recessive genes are more likely to appear.
In case this is a real question, I am told that its not legal to marry your first cousin and that any child resulting from two first cousins would have a considerably higher chance of birth defects.First cousins are two-times more likely to bear offspring with a birth defect than children born of couples who don't share a common grandparent.If cousin couples happen to be carrying known genetic diseases, the risks faced by their offspring can jump.Additionally, while you may not care what society thinks, do you care what other members of your family think?You may want to consider discussion how your relationships affects them.