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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

31 for 21... fertility and Down syndrome

I received a question on Facebook about whether individuals with Down syndrome are able to have children.  The simple answer is that women who have Down syndrome are (I believe) as fertile as their "typical" peers.  Men with Down syndrome, however, are largely considered to be infertile.  There are apparently a few cases where they have fathered children.

Thanks for asking, KLT.

1 comment:

Erica said...

Only 50% of women with DS can become pregnant. Of that 50%, only 50% are able to carry full term.