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I am thinking of having a child by donor and the donor

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I am thinking of having a child by donor sperm and the donor has had a son who has aspergers. What are the chances that any resultant child of mine would have this syndrome?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Based on the most recent data, it seems there is about a 20% chance of having a child with Asperger's syndrome if you or one of the parents is afflicted.

So about a 1/5 chance

I hope this helps.

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