3 doctors weighed in:

So i'm curious if I carry the gene that causes people to be color blind, shoud I have childeren?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why not

Color deficiency, usually in males, is because of a defect on the sex chromosome (the x) which is unchecked by the y (male) chromosome.
If you have this, none of your children will be color deficient because your male children get a y from you and your deficient x goes to your daughter whose mother is undoubtedly color normal. Color deficiency is not a particularly big handicap anyway.

In brief: Why not

Color deficiency, usually in males, is because of a defect on the sex chromosome (the x) which is unchecked by the y (male) chromosome.
If you have this, none of your children will be color deficient because your male children get a y from you and your deficient x goes to your daughter whose mother is undoubtedly color normal. Color deficiency is not a particularly big handicap anyway.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes, if you want to!

Color blindness should never preclude someone from having children.
It is more of nuisnace than anything. If one is screened for color blindness, then that person can adapt to the environment based on the type and degree of color blindness. Have everyone green with envy over your children & not blue about being color blind! ishiahara test is the screening tool used to determine color blindness.

In brief: Yes, if you want to!

Color blindness should never preclude someone from having children.
It is more of nuisnace than anything. If one is screened for color blindness, then that person can adapt to the environment based on the type and degree of color blindness. Have everyone green with envy over your children & not blue about being color blind! ishiahara test is the screening tool used to determine color blindness.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors