Here, we will briefly explore three more diagnoses that Intersex persons can be born with. These include Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH). Please remember that these are just a few variations that occur in approximately 2% of all births.
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Turner Syndrome: a condition that affects only females, results when one of the X chromosomes (sex chromosomes) is missing or partially missing. Turner syndrome can cause various medical and developmental problems, including short height, failure of the ovaries to develop, and heart defects. 1 in 2,000 newborns worldwide. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/turner-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360782
Find Support: https://www.turnersyndrome.org/
Klinefelter Syndrome is a common genetic condition where a male is born with an extra X chromosome. Typically, a male has one X and one Y chromosome. People with Klinefelter syndrome can experience breast growth, breast cancer, osteoporosis, infertility, and learning difficulties. 1 in 650 newborns who were assigned male at birth. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/klinefelter-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353949
Find Support: https://www.aaksis.org/
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH): is a congenital condition that causes an infant to be born with an underdeveloped or missing uterus and/or vagina. 1 in 4,500 newborns that are assigned female at birth. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23380-mayer-rokitansky-kuster-hauser-syndrome
§ Type 1: People with this type of MRKH syndrome usually have functioning ovaries and fallopian tubes but have a blocked or missing upper vagina, cervix, and uterus. No other organs are affected.
§ Type 2: People with this type of MRKH syndrome have a blocked or missing upper vagina, cervix, and uterus, as well as issues with their fallopian tubes, ovaries, spine, kidneys, or other organs.