How I want to help others

Since becoming an advocate to raise awareness of XXY and male infertility I have had much time to reflect on how my voice can help the many people out there who are affected by the condition.

Across the world, men do not talk about their fertility. This has to change and I am amongst a handful willing men who is willing to talk openly about this often taboo subject.

Goal 1:

In Ireland the Irish health system class some health related conditions under, 'the long-term sickness protocol'. If you have a condition that is recognised under this system then all your associated medical costs are covered by the state. 

Currently XXY is not recognised and myself and many others on a regular basis must pay for repeat prescriptions, consultant fees and testosterone injections.

Goal 2:

75% of people who are XXY never find out. I feel that a contributing factor to this number is the current cost of the associated 'Karyotype' genetic test. In a lab the chromosomes are counted, if you are XXY then an additional chromosome will be present. For example in the UK, this test is currently around 500/600 pounds. I would like to see this this cost either heavily reduced or else made free.

Goal 3:

To continue my advocacy work and to talk to various governments and health organisations across the world.


Since my first interview with Ryan Bregante of the 'Living With XXY' foundation I have gone on to talk to people across three continents.
There is such a focus on the perceived negatives of being XXY which I don't agree with. To the best of my knowledge there is no perfect human, everyone has challenges in their life.

Media Appearances

Radio Interviews

Today FM - Dermot & Dave Show 31st August 2021

KFM - 28th September 2021

Tipp FM - Fran Curry Show - 1st interview

Tipp FM - Fran Curry Show - 2nd interview

BBC Radio Ulster - The John Toal Show

BBC Radio 4, Room 5 Series

RTE Radio 1 - Claire Byrne Show

Limerick Live 95FM

Phoenix FM (Dublin)

D15 Today 07-11-22 10:00-12:00 by 92.5 Phoenix FM | Mixcloud - 35 minutes in

Phoenix FM (Dublin - 2nd Interview)

D15 Today Wednesday 14-12-22 10:00-12:00 by 92.5 Phoenix FM | Mixcloud - 11 minutes in

BBC Radio 5 Live - Adrian Chilies - 9 minutes in

Highland Radio (Donegal) - 2 hours 4 minutes in

Newspapers both on and offline

The Telegraph (UK)

Irish Mirror/Belfast Live

Irish Independent

Irish Central

Head Topics

Irish Independent


Instagram Live Chats, podcast & online interviews

Living With XXY with Ryan Bregante, (My first ever interview)

ExSeed Health

Man Cave with Kevin Button

IVF Babble - Male infertility day, 2nd November 2022

Lucy with Live Your Life Fertility (UK)

Tools For Battle - (mental awareness podcast)

Man Up Podcast

The Fertility Conversations, (recorded January 2023)