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At birth, Anick’s doctors didn’t know if he was a boy or a girl. At 18 he found out he was intersex. Now, he meets other intersex people as he prepares for his final surgery.
What would you do if you’d been undergoing surgery since you were a kid, but didn’t know why? When Anick was born, the doctors couldn’t work out if he was a boy or a girl. Since then he’s undergone dozens of surgeries to make his penis look and work like other males’ but never told anyone outside of his family. He requested a copy of his own medical records aged 18 and discovered he was intersex. After that, everything changed.
Intersex itself is an umbrella term used to describe people born with biological sex characteristics that don’t fit typical male or female categories. So whilst we’re told that people are either born male or female, there are actually many intersex variations that people can be born with too. These can affect chromosome patterns and hormones as well as internal and external genitalia and this occurs naturally in about 1.7% of the population.
Everyone’s intersex story is different. As Anick prepares for what should be his final surgery, he meets Martin from London, Irene from Russia and Pidgeon Pagonis from the USA. Will hearing their experiences make Anick think differently about his own? And how does it feel to have a nurse show you how to use a prosthetic penis in front of your mum? As Anick prepares to make history by organising the first intersex march at Pride in London he becomes more determined that the first challenge is simply telling people about the intersex community.
In an era where conversation around gender, sex and sexuality has never been louder, meet a community whose stories are rarely told.
Intersex People and the Physics of Judgment by Cecelia McDonald
What is intersex, is it the same as being transgender, and how are intersex people treated around the world? 1-2% of the population is intersex, but few can name a personal friend who is open about this identity. There is a tremendous amount of shame around being intersex, as shown by the very few intersex people who have ”come out.” The discussion on what it’s like to be diagnosed, what it’s like to date and tell people about being intersex, and some ways to own your medical care and make sure that you get the help you need is important. 1-2% of the US population is intersex, yet few can name a personal friend that is open about this identity. Cecelia is the CEO of Bird Meets Bee, helping people find egg donors, sperm donors, and surrogates. Entrepreneur, songwriter, and traveler. Intersex advocate. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Intersex in awesome
Kristina and her husband have been married 14 years and live in the Pacific Northwest. Their three children were born here in Bellingham at the Bellingham Birth Center. She and her family have also lived in British Columbia for over four years and just moved back about a year ago. They have a deep fondness for Bellingham and its community. Ori Turner is ten years old and is Kristina Turner’s middle child. Ori has an intersex condition which has led them to transition genders. They are currently using gender neutral pronouns (per their request) Ori has a fondness for the How to Train Your Dragon Series and American Girl dolls. They are in 5 th grade and homeschool as well as attending some classes at the Bellingham Family Partnership Program. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
The first question any new parent asks… “Is it a boy or a girl?” What if it’s neither? 1 in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia so ambiguous that the doctors cannot easily answer this question. In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between.
Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child
Eric Lohman and Stephani Lohman. Foreword by Georgiann Davis 2018.
When their daughter Rosie was born, Eric and Stephani Lohman found themselves thrust into a situation they were not prepared for. Born intersex – a term that describes people who are born with a variety of physical characteristics that do not fit neatly into traditional conceptions about male and female bodies – Rosie’s parents were pressured to consent to normalizing surgery on Rosie, without being offered any alternatives despite their concerns.
Part memoir, part guidebook, this powerful book tells the authors’ experience of refusing to have Rosie operated on and how they raised a child who is intersex. The book looks at how they spoke about the condition to friends and family, to Rosie’s teachers and caregivers, and shows how they plan on explaining it to Rosie when she is older. This uplifting and empowering story is a must read for all parents of intersex children.
Morgan Holmes (editor) 2009.
To date, intersex studies has not received the scholarly attention it deserves as research in this area has been centred around certain key questions, scholars and geographical regions. Exploring previously neglected territories, this book broadens the scope of intersex studies, whilst adopting perspectives that turn the gaze of the liberal, humanist, scientific outlook upon itself, in order to reconfigure debates about rights, autonomy and subjectivity, and challenges the accepted paradigms of intersex identity politics. Presenting the latest theoretical and empirical research from an international group of experts, this is a truly interdisciplinary volume containing critical approaches from both the humanities and social sciences. With its contributions to sociology, anthropology, medicine, law, history, cultural studies, psychology and psychoanalysis, Critical Intersex will appeal to scholars and clinical practitioners alike.
Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self
Sharon Preves 2003.
Sharon Preves explores how people with intersex conditions experience and cope with being labeled sexual deviants in a society that demands sexual conformity. By demonstrating how intersexed people manage and create their own identities, often in conflict with their medical diagnosis, Preves shows that medical intervention into intersexuality often creates, rather than mitigates, the stigma these people suffer.
Intersex and Ethics
Sharon E. Systma (Editor) 2006.
This collection of 21 articles is designed to serve as a state-of-the art reference book for intersexuals, their parents, health care professionals, ethics committee members, and anyone interested in problems associated with intersexuality. It fills an important need because of its uniqueness as an interdisciplinary effort, bringing together not just urologists and endocrinologists, but gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, theologians, gender theorists, medical historians, and philosophers. Most contributors are well-known experts on intersexuality in their respective fields. The book is also unique in that it is also an international effort, including authors from England, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, India, Canada and the United States. The book begins with introductory chapters on the etiology of intersex conditions, conceptual clarification, legal issues, and reflections about the inherent characteristics of medical care that have led up to the issues we face today and explain the resistance to change in traditional practices. Researchers provide recent data on gender identity, surgical outcomes, and appropriate clinical care. Issues never having been addressed are introduced. The significance of intersexuality for Christianity and for philosophical concerns with authenticity add further depth to the collection. The final chapters deal with future possibilities in the treatment of intersex and for intersex advocacy.
Fool for Love
Carys has never willingly worn a dress and Jami, who has, is intersexed. Teenage love is never easy, but for Carys and Jami love is an often terrifying journey in self-discovery and trust.
Carys, a senior, meets home-schooled Jami at a week-long Arts Camp where she is clowning (as a tramp named Lovelorn) and Jami is helping teach a photography course. Carys is immediately attracted to Jami and boldly sets out to determine if the interest might be mutual. Jami surprises herself by telling Carys that she is intersexed, and so begins a sometimes very emotional process of figuring out what it would mean for Carys and Jami to be in love, and eventually to make love. They continue to see each other when the Arts Camp ends, becoming involved in each other’s activities and interests.
Life is not going well for Carys at home. Carys has always been much different than her older sister, Caitlin, who has followed the traditional college / marriage / career / kids path. Friction with her parents increases as Carys nears the end of high school and makes it clear that she does not want to immediately go to college and that she is in love with Jami. As a big-city nurse, Carys’s sister Caitlin knows something about intersexuality, and proves to be an ally in trying to smooth relations with their parents.
Compared to Carys, Jami has an ideal home life. But Jami is perhaps too sheltered and is far from prepared to deal with certain aspects of adult relationships. Her struggle with who and what she is as an intersex person dominates her thoughts of being intimate with another person, and threatens to get in the way of developing a relationship with Carys.
After weeks of dancing around the issue, one Saturday Jami and Carys have “the talk” and do a show and tell of their bodies. This is not sex, but in some ways is more intimate than sex. It is a very emotional milestone for both of them.
Meanwhile, Carys has talked Jami into auditioning for a staged reading of a play, The Captive, by Edouard Bourdet. (One of the first modern plays having a lesbian character.) They both land parts, to Jami’s surprise. The interaction with other people in the cast provides an opportunity for Jami to work on coming out of her shell a little further.
As the school year comes to a close, rumors of Carys’s relationship with Jami begin to circulate, and Carys encounters some harassment at school. The incidents slowly escalate to the point that Carys walks out of her school, with no intention of returning.
Her sister and her family come from Boston for Carys’s graduation, and to talk with their parents. By this time Jami and Caitlin have spent time talking in email and on the phone and are becoming friends. Caitlin is upset by the treatment Carys has had at the same high school she attended with fond memories.
The day before they participate in the state Pride March, Carys stays at Jami’s house so Caitlin can talk to her mother about Carys and Jami. Now, after everything that they have gone through together, Jami and Carys finally make love during the afternoon.
The book ends with Carys and Jami looking for, finding and moving into their own apartment. They’re a little too obviously a couple, and they need to be frugal, so the search isn’t going well until Jami gets fed up and blurts out some information that changes the attitude of the landlord with whom they are talking.
The novel contains several very emotional scenes, but no graphic sexual content. There is a little strong language at times when people are really upset, but nothing out of line with other books in the young adult coming of age / coming out category.
Story: Valentino Vecchietti Illustration: Aindri C