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04 April 2011

What is intersex?

An intersexed person may be described as: one whose biology includes an identifiable mixture of male and female characteristics.

  • How many people do you know have an intersex condition?
  • How many people do you know have a child/children with an intersex condition?
  • How would you feel if you had an intersex condition?
  • How would you feel if your friend/child was intersexed?

In a binary world, one expects to raise their child as either boy or girl. Rushed decisions are made when such a baby is born, sometimes surgically rearranging its genital equipment to appear normal. The incorrect decision for the child can result in disastrous emotional, physical and psychosexual consequences in the long term.

 
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