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Interracial marriage and physiology..this is for a paper

  1. 0 I have been looking all over the net for sources regarding interracial marriage and physiology. I'm supposed to create a paper on this and don't really know where to start because I can't find anything. Only stuff I find is on social or psychological things.

    Can anyone PLEASE help.

    I mean maybe I can talk about blood mixture or something but I am not finding any sources. The paper has to be 5 pages long only.
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  3. Visit  klone profile page
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "interracial marriage and physiology." WHat exactly are you asking or thinking? You need to be more specific.

    What exactly do you mean by blood mixture?
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    Quote from nvsmom
    I have been looking all over the net for sources regarding interracial marriage and physiology. I'm supposed to create a paper on this and don't really know where to start because I can't find anything. Only stuff I find is on social or psychological things.

    Can anyone PLEASE help.

    I mean maybe I can talk about blood mixture or something but I am not finding any sources. The paper has to be 5 pages long only.
    The only thing that having interracial offspring would do is decrease the chance of recessive genes being expressed that are common to certain ethnicities.

    I am not really sure if that is what you are talking about or not.
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  6. Visit  TickyRN profile page
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    sickle cell disease
  7. Visit  MInurse.st profile page
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    Maybe you're having trouble because the "physiology" of interracial marriage..... Is the same as the physiology of any marriage? I don't really understand the topic...
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  8. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    not quite sure what your prof had in mind but, friends of ours had premarital genetic counseling and were told that he carried the sickle cell gene and she happened to carry the tay sachs gene (sp.?) that
    aa persons were unlikely to carry the tay sachs gene and caucasian persons less likely to carry the sickle cell gene. their three kids are all just great and free of any genetically inherited conditions.
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  9. Visit  llg profile page
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    What undergraduate class would assign a paper with such politically sensitive undertones?
    Lexi86, Moogie, HyperSaurus, RN, and 21 others like this.
  10. Visit  nvsmom profile page
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    This was a topic given by my teacher in physiology. That's really all I can think of is something to do with genes and blood and blood types.

    There isn't a rubric...just an outline like we're supposed to have an abstract, conclusion, etc.

    Thanks for the links, Orange Tree. I will look more...thanks for the other ideas guys. If there's anyone else out there who can help steer me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
  11. Visit  CeilingCat profile page
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    What a difficult topic. The first problem is who defines what a "race" is. And in the US, despite what "race" a person claims to be, almost all of them are mixed ancestry. African americans who were not born in Africa may have native american, caucasian, and even Hispanic relatives in their background. In other words, they're likely not "pure bred" of that race. The race "caucasian" is a misnomer because it can apply to anyone with lighter skin -- describing people all the way from Iceland to Russia... or to the lighter skinned of Spain and Italy. Knowing that people have been mixing from the middle east to southern Europe to norther Europe since Roman times -- who decides who is "caucasian" and who is not???

    My gut reaction is that your professor doesn't understand what an outdated term "race" is, when it comes to medicine. Or perhaps he's still promoting racism is by teaching students to classify people into race pigeonholes? Debating with him probably won't help though. So if it were me, I'd just BS something about recessive genetic diseases. Good luck to you!
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  12. Visit  psychonaut profile page
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    I'm in an interracial marriage, and while I can't speak to the physiology, I can state that the anatomy portions match up just fine...

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  13. Visit  CeilingCat profile page
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    Quote from psychonaut
    I'm in an interracial marriage, and while I can't speak to the physiology, I can state that the anatomy portions match up just fine...
    Don't you mean proportions?
  14. Visit  twinmommy+2 profile page
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    I am also in an interracial marriage and we have no physiological problems in our relationship (attempting to answer a difficulty question).

    As for "blood mixing" I would think you are thinking about blood types, which can be found in all different races. Here is a good website I found regarding this. Modern Human Variation: Distribution of Blood Types

    Sickle cell disease would be a problem if parents either come from african or mediteranian areas (called by different names but both basically the same disease if I remember correctly). Such as my husband has the sickle cell trait but I don't, and being that I am a white female without ancestors coming from a place like Greece, it won't be a problem until my children try to have children and then they will have to be tested for the trait as well. (I may be rambling, sorry).

    But other than these very small differences in very small portions of certain populations, there really arn't any physiological differences.
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