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But one movement intersex advocates are not sure they want to be automatically lumped in with is the gay-rights struggle.
"God made me the way I am, and I accept myself,” she told South Africa’s You magazine.
Intersex Awareness Day, celebrated on October 26, grew out of the first public intersex demonstration in Boston in 1996, where the American Academy of Pediatrics was holding its annual conference.
Their demand was that the AAP stop treating intersexuality as a birth defect that can be corrected, outgrown, and forgotten.
She comes to see me speak, and since she works as a therapist, I think it’s really helped to educate her to be a better therapist.”The fight against the knee-jerk inclination to conduct surgery at birth is both medical and social.
For one, since almost all such surgeries create female, not male genitalia for the child, this can be extremely distressing for kids who feel male once they start growing up.
People just don’t know what to do with that.”Caitlin, who was diagnosed with a DSD at age 15 (as if adolescence isn’t fraught enough), was old enough to have a say in how the medical establishment treated her, and successfully fought against being subjected to any sort of surgery.