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If you had huntington's disease would you have kids?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • Honestly, I would lean more towards adoption... I just don't know if I could live with the idea of passing it along to my child...

    Answer by Anouck at 7:50 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • If I had a disease that I could pass to my kids, I would probably abstain from having kids. I'd feel like I was dooming them to a maybe painful, maybe short life. I don't, so I can only speculate as to what I would have done.

    Answer by silversmom at 7:50 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • If I could afford the in vitro and selection process, then I would consider it. It is a very cruel disease and if there was even a chance that I could pass it to my child there is no way I would chance it.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:50 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • if i had this disease..and knowing i could pass it on to one of my i would not have children.

    Answer by mywonderyears at 7:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • No, never!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:52 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I honestly do not know. If I were to get pregnant, then I would pray that my child would not get it.

    Answer by lovingwifey at 7:52 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Huntingtons is a horrible disease. I couldn't do it. Aside from the fact of passing it to my child and them having a 50/50 chance of having the disease, they would have to watch me deteriorate and die a horrible death at a young age, leaving them as a child without a mother. So no. I wouldn't. And for that reason, also probably would not adopt either.

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 7:56 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • idk

    Answer by mekarevell at 8:35 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • well it depends on my partner u have a 50/50 chance of passing it from what i read but you can live a normal life w/ it

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 10:52 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • medicines gone a long way and im sure a cure is imminate

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 10:53 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

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