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Marriage Within Families Blamed In Tajik Birth Defects Cases


Marriage Within Families Blamed In Tajik Birth Defects Cases
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In parts of Tajikistan, marriage between cousins is common -- and doctors say that the custom leads to higher incidences of genetic abnormalities in those couples' children. RFE/RL's Tajik Service spoke to doctors and patients' relatives at a hospital in the Khatlon region, where children with birth defects are receiving treatment.

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