Fertility Options – Children
Klinefelter’s Syndrome has always been associated with infertility. However it is now known that sperm are initially produced but these die off. If sperm can be found and extracted they can be cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.
Success rates are still quite low – around 10% to 15% – but methods are improving all the time and results are higher in younger adults. One of our members has fathered a daughter by this means!
Your GP should be able to refer you to a fertility clinic.
However this does raise some ethical questions regarding informed consent.
However, parents may be relieved to know that recent research has indicated that attempted fertility preservation is ineffective for under 16s, most boys should have the capacity to decide for themselves before their options run out.
Many of our members have adopted children and there is also the option of using donor sperm.
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