Meet Benjamin

Benjamin was diagnosed with Klinefelter disease at 25. After struggling emotionally for years, today he is on testosterone treatment and is happily married to a wonderful woman.

Benjamin was diagnosed with Klinefelter disease at 25 years of age, just one month after he moved to Switzerland to attend a master’s programme in International Hospitality Management.

The years before the diagnosis were full of confusion and misunderstanding. As a child, Benjamin was quite introvert, he had difficulty in learning the language, he complained of being very tired and did not have mental alertness like other people. Years later, he fell asleep in the shower after getting out of bed to attend college. Neither his family nor himself would understand why all this was happening.

Benjamin admits that the most traumatic time was in his early youth, when trying to get intimate with women, as he did not have any physical reaction during encounters. At some point he even questioned his sexual orientation. To him, it wouldn’t have mattered if he were gay, after all, but he still felt physical attraction to girls.

Emotionally, it was also very hard to explain to girls that he could not have children naturally. In addition to the physiological changes due to the use of testosterone, he became depressed, and even attempted suicide several times.

Meet Benjamin

Diagnosed with Klinefelter disease at 25
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