Monday , September 27 2021

Consanguineous marriage: why are Arab countries at the forefront?



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Arab countries are at the forefront of countries where consanguineous marriage is widespread, especially the marriage of the sons and daughters of uncles and aunts.

Compared to other regions of the world, the Arab region records a high number of consanguineous marriages that sometimes exceed 50% in some countries, especially countries dominated by a tribal and clan character.

It’s called, “Cousin by Cousin!” Why is this voice still popular despite the numerous voices warning of consanguineous marriage and its health, social, and psychological repercussions?

To talk about this topic, Tariq Hamdan welcomes:

Sari Hanafi: Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut and Editor-in-Chief of the Arabic Journal of Sociology “Additions” (Lebanon)

Dr. Maha Saad – Professor of Human Genetics and Genome Research at the National Research Center (Egypt)

Dr. Nada Al-Abed: sociologist at the University of Baghdad (Iraq)


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