May 1st kicks off National X & Y Chromosome Variation Awareness Month. This is a great time to spread awareness by educating others about your or your child’s condition. With greater awareness comes greater acceptance.

You can start by sharing information with your doctors, nurses and dentists. But don’t stop there – educate your pharmacist, school nurse, teachers, family and friends too. The more that people know, the more they will understand, and greater understanding will lead to more support for all of those with an X & Y variation.

Did you know that if we all do our part to increase awareness it will help to encourage better support from educators, educate more medical professionals, establish more specialized clinics dedicated to X & Y chromosome variations, and help to fund much needed research?

Throughout the month, AXYS will be giving you ideas on how you can get involved in spreading awareness:

AXYS Awareness Month Letter

X & Y Chromosome Variation Educational Brochures

Awareness Month Email #1: National X & Y Variation Month is Almost Here!

Awareness Month Email #2: Be the Change You Wish to See

Awareness Month Email #3: Take the Pledge

We hope you will pledge to become part of the change we all wish to see for the X & Y community.

2019 Massachusetts Proclamation declaring May as National X & Y Chromosome Variation Awareness Month