Question: Can a normal person date a person with Down syndrome?

Do Individuals with Down Syndrome Have Sexual Feelings? In the past, sexuality was not considered an issue for any people with Down syndrome because of the inaccurate belief that intellectual disability produced permanent childhood. In fact, all people with Down syndrome have sexual feelings and intimacy needs.

Can a normal person marry someone with Down syndrome?

As long as a person with Down syndrome decides they found their significant other, they can get married just like anyone else.

Can Down syndrome people legally have kids?

Misconception: People who have Down syndrome cannot have children. Reality: Its true that a person with Down syndrome may have significant challenges in rearing a child. But women who have Down syndrome are fertile and can give birth to children.

Has anyone ever had a baby with Down syndrome?

Women with Down syndrome are able to have children, but many men with the condition unfortunately are not able to, however it is possible. Women who have Down syndrome are able to have children; they have a 35-50% chance that their baby will have Down syndrome.

Can people with Down syndrome drive?

Many people with Down Syndrome lead independent lives, this includes being able to drive. If a person with Down syndrome can read and pass a drivers education class and pass a road test, then they can get a drivers license. Each case is independent and must be evaluated.

What is the longest someone has lived with Down syndrome?

A Minnesota man recognized by Guinness World Records as the worlds oldest with Down syndrome has died at age 83. Bert Holbrook was identified as the worlds oldest man with Down syndrome in November 2008. The Waseca, Minn. resident died on Wednesday of natural causes, a caregiver told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Can you date a girl with Down syndrome?

Do Individuals with Down Syndrome Have Sexual Feelings? In the past, sexuality was not considered an issue for any people with Down syndrome because of the inaccurate belief that intellectual disability produced permanent childhood. In fact, all people with Down syndrome have sexual feelings and intimacy needs.

Is Down syndrome a disability?

The extra chromosome affects the way the childs brain and body develop, leading to developmental delays, intellectual disability and an increased risk for certain medical issues. Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, affecting approximately 1 in every 700 children.

Can Down syndrome grow up?

At one time, most kids with Down syndrome did not live past childhood. Many would often become sick from infections. Others would die from their heart problems or other problems they had at birth. Today, most of these health problems can be treated and most kids who have it will grow into adulthood.

Do Down syndrome have periods?

Do girls and women with Down syndrome have normal menstrual periods? Menstruation for girls and women with Down syndrome is no different than for their peers in the general population. On the average, they begin menstruating at age 12 1/2, but may begin as early as age 10 or as late as age 14.

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