Can you have and do you want children?
People have a variety of reactions and opinions towards the topic of a person with a disability having children. If your type of MD is invisible, outsiders may assume that you’re able and willing to conceive or have children with your partner. But, if your disability is visible, others may seem awkward when such a subject is brought up. They may assume that you’re unable to conceive or be a good parent because of your disease.
Have you been asked been asked if you can or want to have kids by a stranger or not so close friend/family member? What was your answer and how did the person react? Do you want conceive but fear that it will put your health at risk? Have you considered adoption or having a surrogate? Are you afraid of passing in your Muscular Dystrophy to your children?
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