Welcome to KS/XXY for teens.
We hope this will help you to understand what KS/XXY is and how it might affect you.
Growing up can be difficult for everyone – dealing with changes caused by puberty, managing schoolwork, thinking about what work you might enjoy, handling friendships and sex.
We hope that the information we have gathered together for you in this website, will make life a little less confusing.
The effects of KS/XXY vary a lot. 75% of people who have it are never diagnosed.
Chromosomes are genetic material. Males typically have one X and one Y chromosome (XY) and females have two X chromosomes (XX). People with KS have two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (XXY). This is why the KSA refers to the condition as KS/XXY.
KS/XXY is diagnosed by a genetic blood test which identifies the karyotype i.e. the number, size and shape of the chromosomes.
Although the condition is relatively common, not many people understand it..
What is KS/XXY?
KS/XXY and me
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If it’s an emergency or you need help straight away, call 999.