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.

Useful Links To Additional KS Related Material

There are many sources of information out there, here are a few of our picks.

What Is Klinefelter's Syndrome?

An overview of the Klinefelter’s Syndrome.

The Fertility Podcast

You may find this podcast useful which provides an overview of the condition

The Fertility Podcast

ITV News Article

Our very own Raj Baski appeared in an ITV news article.

Raj Baksi

Raj Baksi on the telly!

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