Crohn's shouldn't impact a male's fertility much, when it comes to fathering children. Sometimes, IBD can run in families (maybe 12-25% odds, not guaranteed but possible), so for some of us that might be part of the decision process. If you two have a strong desire to be parents than I would not let his diagnosis hold you back from that dream. Just be aware that there's times his Crohn's will flareup, and surgeries he might have to undergo down the line, and he'll be less able to help out as a consequence thereof. There are times when our crohnic illness gets the best of us, and that's just part of the whole chronic illness gig.
Myself, I chose to be child-free. A personal choice between my wife and I. My IBD diagnosis was not the predominate reason but just one of a number of reasons we chose that path.
There's a lot of IBD parents out there, and they do well. So it truly depends on what you two want.
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