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Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter Syndrome, also known as 47,XXY, is a common, but under-diagnosed, genetic condition. It’s congenital, which means you’re born with it. It is the most common cause of hypogonadism which stops your body from producing sperm and testosterone (male sex hormone). Small testicles after puberty are a strong indication and there are other symptoms which sometimes occur. Treatment is lifelong testosterone therapy.

Posted in Men's health

Putting one foot in front of the other - living with Klinefelter syndrome

​​​​​​​Forty one-year-old chef Geoff Kruck was diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) in 2012. KS is a genetic condition that affects fertility, energy levels and bone and muscle strength. One in 550 boys and men have KS, yet it often goes undiagnosed. In October, Geoff helped to raise awareness of the condition by participating in the Melbourne Marathon, with proceeds going to Healthy Male. He talks here about what it means for him to live with KS.

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Debunking the myths on male fertility

When it comes to fertility, there's a lot of information out there and it's easy to hold onto widely-held (but sometimes false) beliefs about the ins and outs of conceiving a child. In this months article, we debunk three myths around male fertility and explain the real facts behind them.

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Male breasts (gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia (sometimes called ‘man boobs’) is when male breast tissue grows larger than usual. It’s benign, which means it’s not cancer. It is very common, with over half of boys developing it for a time during puberty, and about one-third of older men. It is a normal part of puberty and ageing but can cause emotional distress and social problems.

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