Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

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Listen To The Child

Positive outcomes are possible especially when the child’s needs are placed front and centre of any desired outcome. The Admin team at Beyond XXY have long been huge fans of Morgan, and sincerely wish her all the best with her music career and life

Sex Chromosomes Can Trade DNA in Two Regions

The X and Y chromosomes, also known as sex chromosomes, differ greatly from each other. But in two regions, they are practically identical. We’re interested in studying how the process of evolution shaped the X and the Y chromosome in gene content and expression and how that subsequently affects literally everything else that comes with being a human.


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Interview: David Cooke on 47XXY

Before puberty, there’s little that cries out, oh, this is a child with Klinefelter syndrome,” Cooke says. Nothing commonly sets the boys apart. If slightly weaker muscles or cognitive or social delays surface, he adds, they tend toward the low-end-of-normal. In mid-puberty the syndrome’s phenotype gains strength—luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormones rise above normal; plasma testosterone drops. Still, few early-teen boys know they have Klinefelter.

Invisible Gender in Medical Research

Four decades ago, gender disparities research was uncommon. A quick search of PubMed today reveals how far we have come, yielding 8391 published articles with either the term gender disparities or gender differences in the title. A similar search for disparities in transgender or gender minority populations, however, yielded only 67 articles with only a handful focused on conditions outside of mental and sexual health.

ANOHNI Honors Renowned Intersex Performer Dr. Julia Yasuda

Who’d have known about her being XXY, did you? By all accounts it appears this aspect of her life was never published, or if it was it was done before our time, this kind of resonates with Caroline Cossey the James Bond girl (For Your Eyes Only) who following that movies release the press exposed her as being XXXY, a couple of interviews followed and then nothing more since that time, I guess people just get on with their lives as best they can?