Downs Syndrome

Martin Kucej KUCEJ at
Wed Feb 7 07:48:35 EST 1996

7 Feb 1996 02:21:21 GMT Tom Worcester <tomfish at> wrote:

> Does anyone know if people w/ Downs Syndrome are sterile? In theory they
> should be able to have children and there is a chance that the child
> would be normal.
> Thanks for the help.

I guess that people with Down's syndrome are fertile, at least they
are able to form normal gametes (with one chromosome 21). But their
psychological development is strongly retarded and ceases at level of
about six-yeared children. Therefore from this point of view it is
a little possibility they could have children.

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