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Can two parents with down syndrome give birth to a normal child? please explain

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wouldn't happen: Although DS girls enter puberty and become fertile the male rarely if ever achieves this status. DS females have offspring after conception by normal males, usually from abuse or incest.These are roughly half normal and half DS.Males with DS rarely if ever achieve a fertile status and because of this outcome would be unknown if ever conceived.

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