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Adolescents With Down Syndrome: An Overview

Like all teenagers, individuals with Down syndrome undergo hormonal changes during adolescence. Therefore, adolescents with Down syndrome should be educated about their sexual drives.
Scientists have medical evidence that males with Down syndrome generally have a reduced sperm count and rarely father children. Females with Down syndrome have regular menstrual periods and are capable of becoming pregnant and carrying a baby to term.
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