Reproduction and the Huntington's disease process

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Abstract

The Huntington's disease (HD) process impacts on reproduction. This paper reviews the supporting evidence using quantitive fertility and offspring distribution pattern methods, and offers theoretical considerations. It is argued that certain studies have found the fertility of one sex to be greater than the other. It is argued that the age of onset may differentially affect the fertility of the sexes. The offer of family planning assistance to individuals at 50% risk is recommended.

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