This project aims to help those in our community know it is ok to be in the stages they might be in with their diagnosis. The quotes are from men/teenagers in our community on how they feel during these different phases. We have identified the four steps: Secrecy, Privacy, Cautious, and Acceptance.
We also understand that mothers with a NIPT diagnosis of XXY in utero go through some of the same feelings as men do about their diagnosis. By sharing this project, we hope more community members can move through these steps so they do not feel like they ever have to hide part of who they are. More awareness will turn into knowledge, and knowledge keeps us moving forward, wanting more.