Celebrations, Intersex Erasure, My Intersex Story, Poems, Relationships

Poem: A Gestational Father on Seahorse Day!

You were stuck Inside of me They had to free you, as you kicked my ribs to get out They cut you out of me so you could breathe life Some shamed me for it Saying I was somehow less than all women With their actions, or lack of actions They are afraid to stand… Continue reading Poem: A Gestational Father on Seahorse Day!

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.

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers

Difference Between Hermaphrodite and Intersex

Hermaphrodite vs Intersex   The two terms Hermaphrodite and Intersex have been used synonymously before the mid-years of the last century.  However, they have been explained in the scientific literature so that it would be convenient to understand the difference between these two terms.  Since the mid-1990's, it has been important to some in the… Continue reading Difference Between Hermaphrodite and Intersex

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex is what it is….

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….