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Can a man with Down syndrome get an erection and have kids?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Males R not fertile

While the down syndrome female is fertile, the male is not.
A few exceptions may be seen if a mosaic male (being normal in some cells & ds in others) has a normal cell line in his testis. But mosaics represent <2% of ds males. Whether or not they might become aroused or not is probably specific to the situation. These kids or adults are often the victim of abuse in many forms.

In brief: Males R not fertile

While the down syndrome female is fertile, the male is not.
A few exceptions may be seen if a mosaic male (being normal in some cells & ds in others) has a normal cell line in his testis. But mosaics represent <2% of ds males. Whether or not they might become aroused or not is probably specific to the situation. These kids or adults are often the victim of abuse in many forms.
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