Klinefelter syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affects male physical and the condition is described as mosaic klinefelter syndrome (46,xy/47,xxy) herlihy as, gillam l thinking outside the square: considering gender in klinefelter syndrome and 47, xxy int j androl 2011 oct34. In the film xxy directed by luc a puenzo, we learn the story of a girl named alex who has klinefelter syndrome also know as xxy this syndrome is categorized as symptoms resulting from two or more x chromosomes in males though this film depicts alex as girl who is taking hormones to. It also shines a light on alex's parents for choosing a gender and forcing alex into it for so long, but the beauty in the film is in that fact that they struggle with this reality butchering in xxy post navigation. Klinefelter's syndrome is a condition caused by a chromosome nondisjunction in males the xxy chromosome arrangement is one of the most common genetic variations from the xy karyotype while the gender identity of people with xxy karyotype is generally stable. Its prevalence is 109 to 172/1000 in male sex and characterized by a 47,xxy karyotype chromosomal anomaly in the literature, still there are fewer cases reporting association of gender dysphoria and klinefelter syndrome[10,11.
Visootsak j, graham j social function in multiple x and y chromosome disorders: xxy, xyy, xxyy, xxxy dev disabil res rev 200915:328-332. Caster semenya and the issue of gender ambiguity by larry google+ stumble upon advertisement the controversy over south african athlete caster semenya's gender has given the public a view into the males who are xxy) defy conventional thinking of gender along the lines of xx. How to talk to your children about gender controversies i woke up this morning in horror as i listened to the dj's on my local virgin radio station talk about lady gaga, caster semenya and hermaphrodites different chromosomal combinations including xo (turner syndrome) and xxy. Klinefelter's syndrome association login join here helpline gender fluid is an expression which is often used the letter below explains the situation of one member: i started off at charing cross hospital, gender identity clinic (gic), this is where i received my xxy diagnosis in 1998. The chromosomes were studied in a human intersex (true hermaphrodite) characterized by ambiguous external genitalia and abdominal gonads consisting of a left ovotestis and a right primitive testis. Start studying sociology of gender learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
In espn the magazine, samantha m shapiro writes about the ambiguity of gender testing in the olympics and how india's santhi soundarajan got caught in the middle internal sex organs that don't match their external ones or an extra chromosome such as men with an xxy combination. Quirky, sharply observed performances, paired with tricky questions about identity, gender and sexuality accessibility links skip to main content keyboard shortcuts for audio player view navigation npr npr npr music npr books npr about nprpodcast directory in 'xxy,' a teen affair. Learn about klinefelter syndrome (xxy condition), a genetic disease affecting males symptoms include low testosterone levels, reduced strength, male breasts, wide hips, and reduced muscle tone. Klinefelter syndrome (ks) also known as 47,xxy or xxy, is the set of symptoms that result from two or more x chromosomes in males the primary features are sterility and small testicles.
Some people are very clear as to what gender they are, others less so some may feel 'gender fluid' this applies to xxy people too some are male the second is that klinefelter's syndrome association is our identity.
Click here for full article thinking outside the square: considering gender in klinefelter syndrome and 47, xxy international journal of andrology 2011 european academy of andrology, 1-2. Klinefelter syndrome is a fairly common genetic condition found in males only many boys with klinefelter syndrome also known as xxy syndrome have no signs or symptoms, and some don't even know they have it until later in life the xxy condition that causes klinefelter syndrome can't be. The original signal case was reported on an individual who had a 47,xxy karyotype treatment and recommendations regarding androgen insensitivity syndrome and klinefelter s syndrome efthim pw, kenny me, mahalik jr gender role stress in relation to shame, guilt, and externalization. There does not appear to be a difference in the prevalence of gender dysphoria in xxy individuals, but it will be hard to study, because it's the intersection of two difficult datasets: 1 most people never get a chromosome test and therefore do.
Gender determination tests at the olympics were initially compulsory for female athletes home events olympics summer history gender verification gender testing at the olympic games in 1967 she was found to have a rare genetic condition (xx/xxy mosaicism. The method proved to be unreliable, since it's possible for a biological male to have an extra x chromosome (xxy) or a female to only have one x chromosome mandatory gender testing of olympic athletes was stopped altogether in 1999. I first watched the film xxy in my sexual politics class my freshman year i was still discovering all of the complexities that the gender studies field had to offer and then i was faced with the topic of intersex conditions this was all new to me and never before this had i. Learning about klinefelter syndrome what is klinefelter syndrome determine a persons gender both of the sex chromosomes in females are called x chromosomes (this is written as xx) most often, klinefelter syndrome is the result of one extra x (written as xxy) occasionally. Looking for a realistic what to expect while on hormones with the genetic markers of xxy as my body naturally produces more estrogen, and.