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can a man with klinefelter syndrome have babies?

Related Topics: Klinefelter's Syndrome, Baby
 

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Not usually, no.

In Klinefelter Syndrome, a male is born with at least one extra X chromosome. Most males have one X and one Y chromosome. Klinefelter males have an XXY chromosomal structure. This condition usually renders these men infertile, meaning they cannot father children. They can have a normal sex life, however.

If you suspect you (or your son) may have Klinefelter Syndrome, your doctor can tell for sure with a simple blood test. If the condition is detected before puberty, testosterone can be given to help with normal body development.

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