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Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • BBS
  • Biedl-Bardet Syndrome
  • Laurence Moon Bardet Biedl syndrome
  • Laurence Moon syndrome
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Can men with Bardet-Biedl syndrome father children?

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Can men with Bardet-Biedl syndrome father children?

Most affected males produce reduced amounts of sex hormones and are unable to father biological children.[1] However, at least two men with Bardet-Biedl syndrome are known to have fathered children.[2]
Last updated: 6/10/2013