Thursday, December 27, 2007

Klinefelter's Syndrome & Hope

I just found this article about Kristin and Jeremy Flannery who became parents to twins, despite Jeremy's diagnosis as having Klinefelter's Syndrome. Using microdissection of the testicle, urologist Jay Sandlow was able to find just 11 sperm cells - enough to fertilize 5 eggs, 2 of which were transferred to Kristin's uterus.

Pretty amazing.

3 comments:

rachel blog said...

thanks for the info about some hopes for people dealing with klinefelter's syndrome ... best wishes to you for this pregnancy and after!!

es said...

Wow- that is a pretty incredible article. Things like this make me so grateful to be living in a time when the techniques are so far advanced that 11 sperm cells are enough to get a woman pregnant with twins...

And in answer to your comment on my blog- J and I actually went out for dinner tonight with friends (which I haven't done in ages and probably won't have a chance to do for a long time!) and don't worry cause J has been buying some new shirts and ties already (he has a bit of an obsession with them...). Before I buy myself a bris outfit I have to see how skinny (or fat, more likely) I'll be afterwards!

I.N. said...

The Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disease that only affects males. Boys suffering from this syndrome have one or more extra X chromosomes.