About 1% of babies are born with some degree of sexual ambiguity. We look into how people who are have ambiguous genitalia or a combination of male and female body parts cope in a gender-based society. Katrina Karkazis is author of Fixing Sex; and Katie Baratz and Janet Green have both lived with some degree of intersexuality. December 5, 2008. Click here […]
Intersex births pose medical, ethical challenges for families “Is it a boy or a girl?” is usually one of the first questions out of a new parent’s mouth. But what happens when the answer is “We’re not quite sure?” A whole range of medical conditions fall under the term intersex, a diagnosis where a child’s […]
The Struggle 25. At the age of 25 I never would have believed that I would be 100% open with the word Intersex and use it as a defining word for who I am. I am a 25 year old woman, a daughter, a student , and I am Intersex. That is a crazy notion […]
I’m Emily Quinn, And I’m Intersex By Emily Quinn To my Friends and Family — oh, and the rest of the world too: I’ve been told it takes balls to be in a PSA like this or to write a letter like this one. No, seriously! I have balls. Not, like, basketballs, or footballs. I’m a girl who has […]
Featured on the Guest Post of Skepchick.org, Amy Buzalsky shares what it means to live life as an intersex woman. Editor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity). ****** There are some things about […]
Inter/Act has been working with MTV’s Faking It on building a (more) true-to-life intersex character, Lauren (played by Bailey Buntain). We anticipated a few new people to our page, wondering what exactly intersex is. The following intersex FAQ was compiled by the members of Inter/Act. It is intended to be a living document that we […]
It’s Time To Celebrate! Showrunner Carter Covington talks with THR about exploring the new-to-TV storyline MTV’s teen comedy Faking It is poised to break new ground on the small screen in its second season when it explores what it’s like to be born intersex. Click here for the full article.
Check out this great interview from COSMOPOLITAN Magazine! Recording artist, Dalea talks about how having an atypical body taught her to love herself. Click here to read about one person’s amazing perspective on what it is really like to be intersex.