Do I talk about parents of XXY’s, no not normally. They have their own ideas, they are interested primarily in their own child, and what they seem to forget is the same, they are only temporary caregivers. The XXY himself will take over from them pretty damn quickly, in just 18 years.
What can we say about most XXY’s? Nothing, most XXY’s are never diagnosed. What can we say about XXY’s who have been diagnosed, lots and lots and lots. Are they representative of all XXY’s, who knows?
Of the XXY’s who have been diagnosed, parents, we can say your son probably will have educational difficulty to some degree. Do you want to read it? Do I give a shit? What about XXYY’s and XXXY’s and XXXXY’s etc….? Yes they are going to be much more severely affected. Is your XXY son going to be like them, probably not, most unlikely in fact.
Are all XXY’s male, no they’re not, but I’m not interested in XXY females so if you want to read about them, go somewhere else. I don’t even know where you can go, that’s how interested I am. Do a PubMed search or something, do your own studies.
Klinefelters’ syndrome…. no I just can’t talk about XXY without mentioning Klinefelters’ syndrome. Nobody has ever been born with Klinefelters’ syndrome. Klinefelters’ syndrome develops sometime after the onset of puberty in every single XXY I’ve read about, and met in person EXCEPT 1. The medical profession won’t say an XXY with normally sized and functioning testes (balls) is just XXY, they will say he has Klinefelters’ syndrome, even though it is a physical impossibility. Klinefelters’ syndrome is a form of male hypogonadism that manifests (love that word ‘manifests’) in adolescence, and it is the symptoms of the disease Seminiferous Tubule Dysgenesis. So parents, your XXY son is probably going to develop Klinefelters’ syndrome eventually, it’s just not guaranteed, and it is a disease.
The one instance I know about, where the XXY man had normally sized and functioning testes, I read in a reference in a report by Dr Shirley Ratcliffe, and he was detected because of investigations for something else. He lived in Israel and he’s probably dead by now. But as it happened once, who’s to say it won’t happen again?
Oh that disease thing seems to be a big problem for some parents, some XXY adults too. They just can’t abide the idea that some people are indeed born with diseases. For some reason they have to believe they or their son is not sick. Not all sicknesses are medical in nature, some are genetic, XXY is a genetic disease. Some diseases are psychiatric in nature, AD/HD is a psychiatric disease and is also endemic in the XXY population.