Easily described, the chromosomes are the structure that carry our genes. Most people have 46 chromosomes assembled in 23 couples, one half of every couple comes from the father and the other half from the mother. The 22 first couples are named after their number (1-22) while the last couple, the sex chromosomes, are labeled X and Y. A male has one of each (XY) and a woman has two X chromosomes (XX).

Turner syndrome is a condition in which a female is partly or completely missing an X chromosome.

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Typically, Turner syndrome leads to short stature, that the girls do not undergo puberty unless they receive hormone therapy and an early loss of ovarian function. There are also other symptoms of Turner syndrome – for example extra folds of skin on the neck, swelling of the hands and feet, as well as repeated ear infections as a child.

With help from hormone therapy, girls and women with Turner syndrome today live lives with less complications, and have the possibility to have a normal relationship with a partner.

Stories

Here we share some interviews, stories and other interesting stuff for families with special experiences.

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17 July, 2019

“Sigge shows us something new everyday that he has learnt in school.”

In this article, Ida tells us about her son Sigge’s year in preschool class. It was a long process to…

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10 February, 2019

“The best thing with air rifle shooting is that you feel like a hunter!”

Next up in our series about leisure activities, Johanna tells us about her son Otto's air rifle shooting. A perfect…

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8 February, 2019

"The best thing about functional alpine skiing is that we can do it together, the whole family!"

In Stockholm we find a ski-loving family. During a ski holiday they discovered sitski and biski - to the daughter…

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