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Kildare Man Shares His Experience Of Infertility & Living With Klinefelter Syndrom.

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Gareth Landy and his wife, Anna, are now the proud parents of twins.

A Kildare man is sharing his experience of infertility struggles, to raise awareness of Klinefelter Syndrome.

41 year old Gareth Landy lives in Kilcullen, and only became aware that he lived with the rare condition, also called XXY Syndrome, when he and his wife were trying for a baby four years ago.

Boys born with the syndrome are born with an extra X chromosome. As adults, they may be taller than average, have low fertility or libido, and lower testosterone levels. They may be at slightly heightened risk of breast cancer, and other conditions.

Somewhere between 1 in 400 and 1 in 650 boys are born with the condition - and 75% may never receive a diagnosis.

The condition is a spectrum, however, and not all people with the condition will require fertility treatment in order to conceive a child.

Gareth and his wife, Anna, are now the proud parents of twins, Abigail and Tiernan, born in November 2019.

He joined Clem Ryan on Tuesday's edition of Kildare Today to share his experience of diagnosis, fertility treatment and living with Klinefelter Syndrom.

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