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"Things I Didn't Know About The UAE Until Today: No 578"

Old Jan 27th 2013, 11:58 am
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Before an Emirati couple can get married, they have to pass a medical examination...............

I suppose you lot all knew that.......
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:01 pm
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Before an Emirati couple can get married, they have to pass a medical examination...............

I suppose you lot all knew that.......
To prove what? No STDs? They're not siblings? He can hold his weight on his elbows? I think we should be told...
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:04 pm
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Before an Emirati couple can get married, they have to pass a medical examination...............

I suppose you lot all knew that.......
I'm sure someone that knows me will correct me on this, but I think that's more of a genetic test. It's to make sure that they aren't so closely related that birth defects aren't a probability.

Shocking, as I know plenty welsh people that aren't subject to the same tests...
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:06 pm
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its to detect Thalasemia and anemia sickle, which aparently is more common here, so nothing saucy.
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:06 pm
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The main point of the medical exam is to check for various genetic illnesses such as thalassemia. If both are found to have the gene for thalassemia they are advised of the risks for any children and what they will need to do. The original idea was to discourage the couple from marrying but its had almost no success. As a result and due to extreme consanguinity a rare ressesive condition is at the highest levels any where on earth and uses about 50-75% of all blood supplies in the country.
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:15 pm
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Thanks for the replies - I had no idea that the policy/rule even existed........ as you were......
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
its to detect Thalasemia and anemia sickle, which aparently is more common here, so nothing saucy.
that sounds like a soothing spa treatment
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...is at the highest levels any where on earth and uses about 50-75% of all blood supplies in the country.
Gosh, is that right?
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 3:31 pm
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shame they dont do HIV tests... the number of ladies that find out when they are pregnant and in their early 20s is sad
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 3:34 pm
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shame they dont do HIV tests... the number of ladies that find out when they are pregnant and in their early 20s is sad
HIV virus is a problem amongst Local males?
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 4:27 pm
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Diabetes is also a problem which has been exacerbated by the interbreeding.
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100 generations of cross-cousin marriage ! Wow ! Not good for the gene pool.
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Old Jan 28th 2013, 9:03 am
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Apparently there's an institution somewhere remote that houses the poor unwanted offspring of many of these marriages .

A bit like the one The House Of Windsor have
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It's the place up at Hatta isn't it?
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Old Jan 28th 2013, 11:36 am
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It's the place up at Hatta isn't it?
No. It's the Etisalat call centre.
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