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They estimated that health risks for those children were about 1.7 percent to 2.8 percent higher than for children born to unrelated parents.

They concluded that “There is a great deal of stigma associated with cousin unions in the United States and Canada that has little biological basis.” Maybe, though, Daryn, you’re uncomfortable with the notion of a romantic relationship with a first cousin, or anyone with whom you have a high inbreeding coefficient.

And the consensus about health risks appears to be shifting.

First cousins have an inbreeding coefficient of 0.0625. marriages are between people who are second cousins or closer needs to be treated with plenty of caution.If so, this app developed in Iceland (a country with a small population where naming conventions make it hard to figure out who’s related by blood) may be of interest to you.The “incest spoiler” uses a genealogical database so users can check if they’re related before hooking up.His 2001 findings are summarized in the map below (you can also view and download the numbers here).They include Australia, where it’s estimated that 0.5 percent of all marriages are consanguineous.

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