Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Transphobia

June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

Up until this year, I typically have not celebrated June CAH Awareness month, because of the CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) organizations and groups not even acknowledging my sex is intersex and that I am an intersex man.  I do believe that this is all due to their prejudice and bias.  Serendipitously, CAH Awareness Month lands… Continue reading June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

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My Senator Letter | RE: Bill SB 201

Dear Senator, RE: SB 201 (Wiener) - SUPPORT I am writing to you as a world known public figure and Gender/INTERSEX Activist and Educator, and in full support of the organization interACT Youth Advocates. I applaud the inclusion of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in SB 201. This bill, and it's inclusion of CAH, is essential to… Continue reading My Senator Letter | RE: Bill SB 201

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Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

A healthy baby was born this fine afternoon…  To two grateful parents who lived by the lagoon. There was a flutter of activity when they thought that the baby wasn’t healthy at all. Doctors were sought from all over the country…  To see what was wrong with this fine healthy baby. One doctor said: “the… Continue reading Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery

Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.

  If we are to change our culture's view of intersex people, there is something very powerful we all can do.  It is as simple as changing the language used to describe intersex children and adults. The United Nations' states: "Because our bodies are seen as different, intersex infants, children and adults are often stigmatized and… Continue reading Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.

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Lane Palmer Rebuttal | By Michael Kreuzer, M.D.

By Michael Kreuzer, MD March 15th, 2019 Lane Palmer has written several articles on the subject of restricting and delaying non-therapeutic elective surgeries on infants and children and each and every time he has tweaked facts to favor his own arguments or confused biological sex with gender identity. I am a physician too, and I… Continue reading Lane Palmer Rebuttal | By Michael Kreuzer, M.D.

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A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

Ode to a life A little child was born today, whether it’s a boy or a girl was hard to say. The poor, innocent mother they quickly sedated, While the doctors and nurses stood around and debated. One doctor said “The penis is too small, this will never, never do at all.” Another spoke up… Continue reading A poem from an intersex survivor of genital cosmetic corrective surgery: Ode to a life.

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A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

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These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

    All these organizations say it is time to give intersex children their self-determination over their own gender identity and allow the child to grow up to decide on their own if they need surgery or not.   Most surgeries done on intersex children are cosmetic in nature, unnecessary and done without the child's… Continue reading These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

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California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

I thank you for your hard work and making this a better world!  InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth Go to InterACT to see original:   VICTORY: California is the First in the U.S. to Pass Legislation on Intersex Rights; HISTORY: MADE! Today, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, Equality California, and California State Senator Scott Wiener… Continue reading California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

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Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Intersex Poem: September 5th, 2012 "Let’s curse the verse. The fame of shame can be tamed. Its name is bold, written on a frame of gold. The picture can’t be measured with a Ritcher. A broken heart torn all apart. So from the start, we a work of art. But with a scalpel with no… Continue reading Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate