Perhaps you are a parent of an XXY child seeking answers to some puzzling questions, or maybe the child is having a difficult time with Testosterone, and you are trying to understand why. From the experiences of XXY’s who contribute here, we hope you will gain greater insight into the impact Testosterone can have on an XXY body and, in the process, come to realise hormones are not the be-all and end-all. More positive outcomes are possible when the child is better informed of the effect. Additionally, we hope your overall experience will be positive, and you will share this with others.

Perhaps you are an XXY adult who has been using Testosterone for many years, and you like its impact on your overall self. You might describe it as the missing piece of the jigsaw and wish you had been able to access Testosterone when you were much younger. Early access might have offset the identity and social isolation issues you had to the point of diagnosis and subsequent access to it.

Perhaps you are an XXY adult who found Testosterone unsettling, and your doctor didn’t understand why. Testosterone might have exposed you to Gender Dysphoria, and the support networks you had in place were inadequate in terms of understanding and support. Perhaps you could seek out newer networks, and things are better now, or maybe you didn’t, and life is not what you would like it to be.

Perhaps you are an XXY adult who had administered Testosterone and came to reject a male identity but does not see yourself as female either. Maybe Gender Queer or Non-Binary might be more appropriate, or perhaps you are still searching.

Or perhaps you are simply curious about XXY or might know of someone who is, and you would like to support that person better. Maybe you might believe yourself to be XXY.

Whatever the reason that brought you here, we hope the experience will be enlightening, and you will realise the broad spectrum of life XXY entails. How every person is worthy of their existence, and all that each of us can and should do is live that life to the best of our abilities wherever it should lead us.

The XXY Project is kindly supported by My XXY – ChromoDiversity Foundation, an effective and trusted charitable foundation supporting neurodiversity, improving lives and creating opportunities for those with differences related to X & Y chromosome variations.

Who we are

We are an Australian initiative created from a need to tackle misinformation by Doctor and Parent advocacy groups that promote early androgen interventions among infant and adolescent children who are too young to understand the impact. We believe in a better approach, one where the individuals’ needs are included in the outcome and only when the child can fully comprehend what’s been asked of them. We hope to promote a greater understanding of the individuals we all are and to accomplish this by seeking your story of how XXY embodies your existence.