(I) Intersex. Historically incorrectly referred to as “hermaphroditism”. Since 2006 the international medical community has used the terms “Disorders of Sexual Development” or Differences in Sexual Development” (DSD) to describe newborns whose sex does not conform stereotypically to the binary gender of Male or Female. Current controversy revolves around the established medical practice of surgically altering a newborn’s genitals to conform to either Male or Female stereotypic appearance and function, without informed consent of the newborn. Intersex newborn’s may or may not be transgender later on in life. Because of their ambiguous genitalia, disconnect between chromosomal sex and phenotype, and other medically-determined conditions, they are persons subjected to stigma, shame, and violence from the communities they are a part of. The United Nations recognizes these persons as persons with “biological diversity” and they are considered persons in need of protection the same as LGBT persons. The United Nations, European Union, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as other international political, social, and medical organizations, include Intersex in the LGBT acronym as LGBTI. Categories: Disorders in Sexual Development; Differences in Sexual Development; Varieties in Sexual Development (UK Intersex Association). —taken from Transatlantic Transadvocates Preliminary Business Plan, April 2016
The common practice of including Intersex persons along with their Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender sisters and brothers has not caught on yet in the US. This short video presents an overview of Intersex as a condition that has been with humankind from the beginning, yet largely unknown or misunderstood by the general public.
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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪