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sexually acting out
Is it normal for a six year old girl with DS to try to put objects into her vagina and touch other people including adults in their private areas? She has talked about how a penis is used to pee. She is often aggressive and hurts both adults and other children. I need help to determine if this is part of the disability or if this needs to be reported.
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Hi!
Usually children with Down Syndrome develop a lag or are behind their peers in sexual maturity. So, if at six years of age, your daughter is behaving this way then yes, you need to report this to her doctor and therapist. Aggression is also a common problem in children with Down syndrome and is often the product of frustration and anger. Please discuss this with her treating doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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