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Can People With Down's Syndrome

reproduce? I have always been told that they are sterile. I don't know anything about Down's. but I am wanting to learn. I read somewhere that someone knew a Down's Syndrom woman who was pregnant. I don't beleive it. Could it be true?

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Asked by Bugbait at 1:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • yes, they can.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:41 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Down Syndrome women CAN become pregnant and have children.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • yes, they can and they can have 'normal' babies too

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 1:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Usually, yes. In past years it was a common belief that "mental retardation" (as Down Syndrome & others like it were labeled) stopped persons from having the ability to partner or reproduce. And many of the medications and "treatments" which they were subjected to caused infertility. However, yes, it is possible should they find a person to reproduce with, which I would think is generally their first and biggest hurdle...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:44 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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    yes my 16 year old with down syndrome is pregnant right now.

    Answer by firefox356 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • Yes, they can reproduce and they can actually have "normal" (who is to say what is normal in our society) children.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Thank you for clearing things up for me

    Comment by Bugbait (original poster) at 1:51 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • There was just a question on here that someone's down syndrome daugther was pregnant. so yes.

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 2:31 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Yes, most people with Downs' Syndrome are able to reproduce normally- barring any medical conditions causing infertility which anyone could have.

    Answer by Freela at 3:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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