The 10th of May 2022 is the day set aside to mark this important day of awareness. We can think of no better way to promote it than sharing a video presentation from the Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association UK. Unlike all previous presentations, by Klinefelter Syndrome / XXY organisations throughout the world, this particular one was made entirely by an XXY individual and showcases not only his creativity but, also does an outstanding job of telling the story as it really is.
Unfortunately, as doctors gain the upper hand in determining the fate of an XXY fetus and how more would-be parents are opting for Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing our numbers are dwindling. Not helping matters are Geneticists who inform parents their child’s upbringing should they choose to proceed will be as difficult as raising a child with Downs Syndrome, yet we who are XXY know nothing could be more further from the truth.
Our lived experiences tell of a different outcome, one where appropriate non-pharmacological interventions beginning in early childhood have a positive outcome and allow the child the ability to thrive and be every bit as successful in life as non-XXY, all that’s required is that initial leg up and thereafter everything else will fall into place. If you are a parent and wondering how to proceed we encourage you to reach out to KSAUK, The XXY Project or another organisation in your country so that we can assist in making that decision a little easier for you.
The XXY Project hopes it is an Xtra special day for all of you and that wherever you are in the world and however, you present your XXY individuality you use the occasion to raise your kind of awareness for the things that matter most to you.
More about the presenter can be found here