If you are considering having children together, it makes sense to seek genetic counseling.
You can find out more about family law in your own state by contacting a legal services office, a law school that offers legal services to students and the public, or searching your state's homepage on the internet.
You can also look it up under "marriage" or "domestic relationships" in the legal statutes for your state (paper copies are found in a state government office).
For more general information and studies on the effects of blood related unions, visit the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation web site.
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A WOMAN has revealed she is dating her first cousin after hiding it for years by sharing intimate pictures of the pair kissing online.
Posting several photographs, including ones in their underwear, kissing and cuddling up to each other - she wrote that despite being related, that they were very much in love. "I shouldn't be limited to who I love because we're related. Cousin or not." The woman, who goes by the name of Lil Marche on Twitter, hit back at the hundreds of people who criticised her, with many claiming her children would be 'deformed' or that God will 'punish her'.I assumed a fifth year student could give me lots of precious information about a medical student's life and what to expect, so I got his phone number and sent him a text to say that I'm his cousin from med school.He was very happy to find out about me and said we should meet up.Experts say 1 out of 4 such children will have some sort of disorder.Legally, you can date and be intimate with your first cousin, but if you are considering marriage, laws vary by state and country. S., some states legally forbid first cousins from marrying, some require genetic counseling before legal union can take place, and other states require proof that at least one potential spouse is infertile.Then, when I saw a picture of his long-distance girlfriend, I felt jealousy running down my spine.