Other Names:
Incest pregnancy
Incest involves sexual relations between parents and children or between siblings. Other relatives, such as first cousins, sisters-in-law or brothers-in-law may be included, depending on the law of the country involved. Incest may include homosexual or lesbian incest. Incest may cause genetic defects in any children of such a union; and in many societies where incest is taboo, its occurrence may cause family disintegration.
Incest is taboo in most societies, primitive and developed. Where it does occur, it is usually under special circumstances, such as in the marriage of royalty (Azande tribe, Africa), or the treatment of incest as a sacred ritual act, or the taking of a forbidden relative as a sexual object by a tyrant to show his power. Other kinds of incest may occur clandestinely. In practice incest is almost always the sexual exploitation of a child by an older relative, usually by an adult male to a young female, often father to daughter. In the USA father-daughter incest accounts for three quarters of incest cases. In Peru about 60 percent of pregnancies in girls between 12 and 14 are the product of incest or rape.
Narrower Problems:
Lesbian incest
Homosexual incest
Reduced By:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST