I have heard/seen people date for too long and end up not getting married. Well, amend the broken heart and move on, it’s not like there was a written agreement before you both moved from first to second term in one relationship.
According to wiki my good friend, Genotype is the genetic makeup of a cell, an organism, or an individual usually with reference to a specific characteristic under consideration.
I will spare us the plenty biological term, explanations and diagrams, but if you want to know more, google is your friend.
The genotypes in humans are AA, AS, AC, SS.
Yes, I heard of AC sometime back too, and I foolishly argued with the lady until I used google.
Basically, AC is not common but they say AC and AS are both abnormal.
Sickle cell disease (a recessive disorder) is a very serious medical condition.
Someone with the genotype AA can marry across (AS, AC, SS). There’s no risk of the couple having a sicklier for a child.
Someone with the genotype AS should marry someone with the AA genotype only! Same goes for someone with AC and SS.
There are cases where two abnormal was combined that is an AS and AS or AC and AC or AC and AS couples and had up to five or six children without a single sicklier among them. But why risk it? What if you’re not so lucky? Can you forgive yourself when you end up having a child with the sickle cell disease and put the child through the agony the disease brings when you could have easily avoided it? Please don’t try the luck we are not even sure you have.
I guess that explains how it works to you, so please no matter your age, try find out his/her genotype before starting any form of relationship. Except you clearly know nothing more than hug will ever transpire between you both.
How can I find out my friend/intended gf/bf genotype without seeming desperate for marriage?
1) Find out your own genotype first. Let’s know what we are dealing with. If yours is AA, then don’t sweat.
2) When you meet a potential girlfriend (una go sha first date before thinking of marriage abi?), don’t rush him/her like cold water in a hot weather. Take your time, be friends with him or her, get to know each other and talk. During this talking, matter will bring matter, something will lead to something, then pop the question once you get the slightest chance. Just be smart about it (I can’t teach you smartness na..lol)
Once the answer isn’t favorable, keep it at friendship and don’t try your luck. Don’t tempt the devil to tempt you and don’t force a miracle. Kill the feeling and up your search, no time!
For those that are lucky enough to have AA genotype like me, please don’t be cocky about it. No one chose his or her own. Our parents melted it down to us. Be nice and understanding. Be cautious to hand down good blood to your unborn child. Don’t hand them pain and misery in form of blood. It’s not an easy experience.
I will repeat myself again, is your Genotype Compatible with the Person you’re considering Marriage with, dating or even just sexing (That stubborn sperm might just refuse to leave the body you know)? Anything can happen o
AS and AS should not marry.
AS and SS shouldn’t think of marrying.
And definitely SS and SS must not marry since there’s absolutely no chance of escaping having a child with the sickle cell disease.
AA and AA? Carry go.
AA and any other genotype? Cool.
Make wise decisions every minute. The future starts now.