Men who are suffering from the rare disease where they’re plagued with extra female genes can still produce children after you have surgery that gathers their sperm, says a new study.
Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome come with an extra X chromosome. Usually men have a single X and Y-chromosome, and ladies have two X chromosomes. Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome have two X and one Y chromosome, which could affect their fertility.
Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital employed a surgery that removes sperm from 45 of their 68 patients.
57% of the men’s partners became pregnant through in vitro fertilization.
Sperm retrieval was more profitable in younger men, in 71% in men 22 to 3 decades old, 86% in 31 to 35, and 50% in 36 to 52 years of age.
Sperm extraction rates weren’t as successful in men who underwent testosterone replacement therapy, a common part of men with Klinefelter’s syndrome.