Amy Buzalsky shared about her experience with growing up as an intersexed individual.

Mary- August 11, 2014

Do you know someone who is intersexed? Would you be able to notice a person is intersexed by looking at them? The answer to that question is no. According to the Intersex Society of North America or ISNA It is estimated that 1 out 1,500 to 2,000 babies are born with a difference of sexual development (DSD), so it’s more common than most people would think. So where are all of the intersexed people? We are here and slowly gaining the courage to open up about it.

My name is Amy and I was born with an intersexed condition called Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS). I have male (XY) chromosomes, but during prenatal development did not respond to androgens (male hormones) and instead developed female genitalia. I look like a typical woman but do not have a uterus or ovaries. My parents found out I was intersexed because I had a hernia…

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