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Can a person with duchenne muscular dystrophy have children?

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Yes but . . .

Yes, there is no reason that a person with duchenne could not reproduce.
However, most people with duchenne elect not to because as they get older their health tends to become more fragile. Also if they have daughters they have a 100% chance that their daughters will carry the disease which means their grandsons would be affected.

In brief: Yes but . . .

Yes, there is no reason that a person with duchenne could not reproduce.
However, most people with duchenne elect not to because as they get older their health tends to become more fragile. Also if they have daughters they have a 100% chance that their daughters will carry the disease which means their grandsons would be affected.
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