What is Biological or Anatomical Sex? The biologic character or quality that distinguishes male, female, and intersex from each other as expressed by analysis of the person's gonadal, morphologic (internal and external), chromosomal, and hormonal characteristics. Biological Sex and Anatomical Sex. Also often shortened to just "Sex": It is typically assigned, at birth, by the "authorities",… Continue reading Biological and Anatomical Sex: Endosex, Intersex & Altersex
When I recently learned about General Casimir Pulaski, like when I have discovered other intersex people in history, I become elated and I celebrated.....but it was short lived. Then my heart sank. Here we were once again, in our binary world misgendering the past; a past that gave people like me more human rights… Continue reading Please do not misgender Revolutionary War Hero, General Casimir Pulaski: Pronouns He/Him
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.
Intersex Girl My name is Joey and I’m here to say, I am intersex and that’s okay. I love to dance, sing and play football too and that does not make me different than you. I love being me and you love being you, there is so much we can do. We can kick a… Continue reading IAD 2018 Poem: I am an Intersex Girl
The day I receive my intersex birth certificate from Colorado.
My thoughts today and the way I see it. (Revised July 23rd, 2019) I feel that one of the biggest problems society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate anatomical sex with gender identity. After the medical invention of sex in the late 1800s,… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.
Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not. So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
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I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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