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International Workshop on Consanguinity

Objectives of the workshop

To increase awareness about the impact of consanguinity on health, highlighting both the disadvantages and advantages of consanguineous marriage, and to establish basic counselling recommendations on issues involving close kin unions.

To promote research into the impact of consanguinity on reproductive behaviour, morbidity, and mortality, with particular focus on the association of consanguinity with non-communicable (complex) disorders and quantitative traits.

To promote research on social, economic and cultural aspects of consanguineous marriages.

To discuss and produce working papers with recommendations for counseling and research related to consanguinity

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