Disability Series Part 3: Reproductive Issues

GUESTS: Alan Guttmacher Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine Clinical Geneticist Director of the Vermont Regional Genetics Center Marsha Saxton Researcher, World Institute on Disability, Oakland, CA Teaches disabilities studies, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health What are the ethical implications of genetic screening and neo-natal testing for disabilities? Should people with disabilities be allowed to have children? Do mentally retarded parents necessarily produce mentally retarded children? There are many questions and misconceptions about the reproductive issues confronting America's disability community. Ray Suarez and guests talk about reproduction and disability on Part Three of Talk of the Nation's six-part series on disability.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 1998 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.