house resolution no.261

Reps. Jaime Greene, St. Germaine, Markkanen, Johnsen, Kunse, Martin, Schmaltz, Roth, Steckloff, Rheingans, Meerman, Outman and Bruck offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare May 2024 as Klinefelter Syndrome Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Klinefelter syndrome (KS or 47,XXY) is a genetic condition affecting males, characterized by an extra X chromosome; and

Whereas, Individuals with Klinefelter syndrome exhibit a wide spectrum of disabilities and struggles, yet these individuals also possess abilities and strengths, contributing positively to our communities; and

Whereas, Early diagnosis and appropriate support can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals with Klinefelter syndrome from childhood to adulthood; and

Whereas, With increased awareness and understanding, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for those living with Klinefelter syndrome; and

Whereas, Families and caregivers play a crucial role in the well-being of individuals with Klinefelter syndrome, providing love, support, and advocacy; and

Whereas, Although 1 in 500 men are born with Klinefelter syndrome, only 35% will receive an official diagnosis; and 

Whereas, There is no cure for Klinefelter syndrome; and

Whereas, Advancements in medical and therapeutic interventions offer promising avenues for managing symptoms and improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with Klinefelter syndrome; and

Whereas, Testosterone replacement therapy, educational and behavioral support, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other interventions can help individuals with Klinefelter syndrome reach their full potential; and

Whereas, The American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome, and the Living with XXY Organization offer valuable resources and support for individuals and families affected by Klinefelter syndrome; and

Whereas, By recognizing May as Klinefelter Syndrome Awareness Day, we honor the resilience, strength, and contributions of individuals with Klinefelter syndrome and pledge to continue supporting research and initiatives that improve their quality of life; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2024 as Klinefelter Syndrome Awareness Day in the state of Michigan. We celebrate the diversity of our community and reaffirm our commitment to promoting inclusivity and support for individuals with Klinefelter syndrome.