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… Continue reading Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.
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?
The following are examples of Transphobic attitudes (note that sometimes these examples below can be examples of Queerphobia too): The belief/insistence that trans women are not "real women" The belief/insistence that trans men are not "real men". The belief/insistence that non-binary genders are invalid and do not exist. The belief/insistence that transsexual people… Continue reading Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, Intersexphobia & Homophobia
Few realize this simple scientific fact: In the developing fetus, the same spot that develops into a typical clitoris or penis is called the Genital Tubercle. As you can see below, the genitals are very much the same in appearance from 9 to 11 weeks gestation. Below, I share pictures for "Baby 2 See". Baby… Continue reading Seven Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, and Clitoromegaly.
Intersex is what it is, even if our doctors want to call it something else. Parents are not being told their baby is intersex to justify cosmetic genital surgery. Most these surgeries are not medically necessary. When in reality we are born with natural bodily variations. Here is the United Nations' Intersex Fact Sheet, that uses… Continue reading Intersex is what it is….
"FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE Because their bodies don't comply with the typical definition of male or female. Intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery and suffer discrimination in schools, workplace, and other… Continue reading FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE
Unless the infant's life is in danger, it is time to stop 'normalizing' surgeries on people with intersex conditions. Lives have simply been destroyed. Too many medical errors are being made. UN Condemns “Normalization” Surgery for Intersexuality "The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT) just released a statement condemning the medical profession’s nonconsensual treatment… Continue reading The United Nations Says: Stop the Torture