Is it a boy or a girl?
What if . . .
when you were born,
or when your child was born . . .
the answer was uncertain?
In at least 1 out of every 2000 children born today, this is not an easy question to answer. Most of us have heard the terms ‘hermaphrodite’ or ‘androgynous’. But do you really know what they mean? Are people with these anomalies just ‘freaks’ of nature? Or are they fellow human beings with a sincere desire to ‘fit’ within our polarized society? A society which is content with a simplified, dual vision of sex gender.
‘Intersex’ or ‘DSD’ (Disorders of Sexual Development) are the two most common terms used today to describe individuals born with biological variations in sex gender development. They are not ‘freaks’. They are not ‘disorders’. They are feeling human beings dealing with issues that most of us couldn’t even imagine. They had no control over how they were born. Doctors and parents made decisions for them which they have had to live with. Society has branded them. Some live in isolation or seclusion. Others have polarized themselves toward the gay community, because it is the only place they feel they might be accepted for who they are.