Teenagers with Down Syndrome

Like all teenagers, individuals with Down Syndrome undergo hormonal changes during adolescence. Therefore, teenagers 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 are rarely able to father children. However, females with Down Syndrome have regular menstrual periods and are capable of becoming pregnant and carrying a baby to term.

Find Support

Connect with other parents of children with Down Syndrome

Visit the My Child Without Limits support community and talk to parents, caregivers, and professionals about their experiences with Down Syndrome.

Resources:

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org/