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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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Bugbait

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

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  • yes, they can.
    ObbyDobbie

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

  • Down Syndrome women CAN become pregnant and have children.
    SuperrMommyy

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

  • yes, they can and they can have 'normal' babies too
    princessbeth79

    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...
    SabrinaMBowen

    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.
    firefox356

    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.
    twinsplus2more

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

  • Thank you for clearing things up for me
    Bugbait

    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.
    mlmsm928

    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.
    Freela

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

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