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 to me, because I know a lot of people don’t know what it is.

Learning time:

What is Intersex?

Intersex is an umbrella term that covers ~30 DSDs (Disorders of Sex Development). Personally the DSD that I have is titled Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS). Basically my cells do not respond to testosterone and so while I was in my mom’s womb I had all this testosterone thrown at me and I was just chilling. Oh, and I have XY chromosomes. So I guess you could say I was supposed to be a dude, but I ended up female…let me repeat that I AM NOT A DUDE.

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