Klinefelter's Syndrome Research Paper

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In 1942, Dr. Harry Klinefelter and his team first identified the combination of features that are now known as Klinefelter Syndrome (KS).1 By the late 1950s, a group of researchers deduced that men with those features had one extra X chromosome. Although KS is the most common sex-chromosome abnormality, the amount of famous people who identify with this disorder are limited. However, some examples would be Lili Elbe, a transgender Danish painter/model, and George Washington, the first President of the United States. Even though the symptoms of Klinefelter Syndrome may vary depending on the individual, some common signs are: delayed or incomplete puberty, reduced muscle mass, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), reduced hair, infertility (little…show more content…
While it increases energy, strength, and sex drive, this therapy also promotes growth of body hair, improves appearance of muscles, ability to concentrate and helps maintain mood and self-esteem.10 Another type of treatment would be therapy for speech, behavior, and/or physique, which can improve speech impairments, academic difficulties, and other psychosocial and behavioral problems.10 Starting at a young age, these therapies may help children understand/produce more complex language, and improve muscle tone, balance, and coordination.10 Fertility treatment, more specifically intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may also be chosen as an option.10 Since most men are unable to father children because there is little to no sperm in their testicles, sperm can be removed from the testicle with a biopsy needle and injected directly into the egg. If that fails, they can also choose adoption or artificial insemination with donor sperm.10 Even though there are many other treatment options available to help individuals cope with KS, the last example of a
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