Klinefelter’s Syndrome and Adults
Klinefelter’s Syndrome (KS) is a common congenital condition which is found in around 1 in 600 live male births and is caused by the presence of one or more additional sex chromosomes. Chromosomes are genetic material and males typically have one X and one Y chromosome (XY) and females have two X chromosomes (XX). Klinefelter’s Syndrome is characterised by the presence of an additional chromosome (XXY).
KS is diagnosed by a blood test which identifies the karyotype i.e. the number, size and shape of the chromosomes.
- An Introduction to Klinefelter’s Syndrome
- Klinefelter’s Syndrome or XXY
- Scientific Background
- Health Issues
- Common Symptoms
- Fertility Options
- Gender Issues
- Informed Consent
- The Future
- Helpful links for KSA Members
Useful Links To Additional KS Related Material
There are many sources of information out there, here are a few of our picks.
An overview of the Klinefelter’s Syndrome.
You may find this podcast useful which provides an overview of the condition
Our very own Raj Baski appeared in an ITV news article.