Is it weird for cousins to marry each other? question too shorrrt
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I wouldn't do it, because I think it's disgusting. But in my view, it should be legal and I don't think it's immoral. In fact, in my country (England) it is legal, though it's common only among Muslims.
The subject of birth defects is often raised, but most people don't know that the risk is actually rather small. For non-cousin couples the risk of a child having birth defects is 3%. For a couple of first cousins, the risk is 1.7% to 2.8% higher than that, which is the same increase as for any woman over age 40. Yet, it isn't taboo for women over 40 to have children, even though some doctors warn against it.1