Consanguineous marriage, or inter-family marriage, is a practice steeped in culture, tradition and economics. But many question it and the health risks that are posed. In this battle of tradition versus science what is the way forward? A deeper understanding of the health effects of cousin marriage and better medical care for the children or banning these unions altogether? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Quy-Toan Do Economist, World Bank
Michael Woodley Evolutionary psychologist
Ohad Birk Head of Genetics Institute, Soroka University Medical Center