“Your son has Klinefelter syndrome.” How parents react to a prenatal diagnosis

Laura Zampini, Francesca Dall’Ara, Gaia Silibello, Paola Francesca Ajmone, Federico Monti, Claudia Rigamonti, Faustina Lalatta, Maria Antonella Costantino, Paola Giovanna Vizziello

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The study investigates the experience of the parents of 48 children who have prenatally diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome [KS] using a specifically developed questionnaire. Fifty percent of the participants were satisfied with the disclosure process, particularly those who received the diagnosis by an experienced geneticist. One of the aims of genetic and psychological counseling should be showing the advantages of a gradual and early disclosure with their child and underlining the possible advantages and disadvantages of spreading the diagnosis with other people to optimize support and minimize stigmatization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-327
JournalChildren's Health Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Diagnosis disclosure
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • parents
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • XXY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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