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Irish Couple Share Their Incredible Road To Parenthood

When Gareth Landy and his wife Anna started considering having a family, they could never have imagi...
Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:10 PM - 31 Aug 2021



Irish Couple Share Their Incre...

Dermot & Dave

Irish Couple Share Their Incredible Road To Parenthood

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:10 PM - 31 Aug 2021

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When Gareth Landy and his wife Anna started considering having a family, they could never have imagined the diagnosis they would receive and the long road it would lead them on.

Irish Couple Share Their Incredible Road To Parenthood

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Gareth discovered that he was born with Klinefelter Syndrome, a common but rarely discussed condition. Klinefelter Syndrome typically means being born with an extra X chromosome though Gareth has a 'mosaic' of XXY. People who have Klinefelter Syndrome can struggle massively with infertility, something which caused Gareth and Anna great heartache, leading them to seek help.

After being callously told by an Irish consultant that it 'didn't work downstairs', Gareth and Anna had to go abroad to the UK in the hopes of having a child.

Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Gareth explained some of the incredible, painful, medical procedures he endured in the hopes of conceiving and why sperm donation became the solution that has led to their beautiful twins.

Gareth also offered advice for those who are living with Klinefelter Syndrome, and those who are struggling with fertility.

You can catch the chat by clicking play above. 

To learn more about Klinefelter Syndrome, and more about Gareth, check the Living with XXY website


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