Can males with Klinefelter syndrome have babies?

Can males with Klinefelter syndrome have babies?

Can males with Klinefelter syndrome have babies?

The vast majority of men with Klinefelter syndrome are infertile and can't father a child the usual way. Options for becoming natural parents are limited, but fertility researchers are working on new treatments.

Can Klinefelter syndrome produce sperm?

Most men with Klinefelter syndrome produce little or no sperm, but assisted reproductive procedures may make it possible for some men with Klinefelter syndrome to father children.

Are all Klinefelter's infertile?

Klinefelter syndrome is a common genetic condition. Affected non-mosaic men are azoospermic and have been labelled as infertile. Despite reports that these men can have children using assisted reproduction techniques, it is not common practice in the UK to offer sperm retrieval to these men.

Are Klinefelter male or female?

Boys and men with Klinefelter syndrome are still genetically male, and often will not realise they have this extra chromosome, but occasionally it can cause problems that may require treatment. Klinefelter syndrome affects around 1 in every 660 males.

How long do men with Klinefelter syndrome live?

According to research, Klinefelter syndrome can shorten your life expectancy up to two years. However, you can still live a long, full life with this condition.

Does Klinefelter syndrome affect IQ?

Klinefelter's syndrome individuals have a below average IQ, typically between 80 and 90. However, only about 25% have any degree of mental retardation, and it is usually mild. Klinefelter's syndrome boys tend to have dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

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