By: Diana Aguilar
What is Klinefelter Syndrome?
Klinefelter syndrome is a condition that affects male both physically and their ability to learn. The condition causes males to have small testes that produce a unusual small amount of testosterone. Testosterone is a type of hormone that develop the physical features that are typical of males.
Symptoms of Klinefelter Syndrome
Tests and Treatments
How is Klinefelter's syndrome inherited?
Current research and studies
Men that had Klinefelter syndrome were thought to be infertile until 1996 due to the fact that sperm in men could not be acquired. Over the last 10 years developments in microsurgical techniques and advances in artificial reproductive technologies gave the chance to over 50% of patients to have their own biological child. This was possible because of the combination of microsurgical testicular sperm extraction and in-vitro fertilization uses new retrieved sperm. Usable sperm can now be obtained form the examines by surgical biopsy, and a sperm can be directly injected into an ovum. In couples where the male has Klinefelter syndrome and went through intracytoplasmic sperm injection more than 60 children have resulted from this surgery. There has also been an increase in usable sperm in every ejactulation. This study was done by doctor Harold Chen along with Louisiana State University Medical Center.