---New parents "have this grand idea of what your hospital stay is going to be like," one mother whose child was born with atypical genitalia told me."Everyone's going to come visit, and you're going to have balloons, and they're going to be pink or blue - or yellow or green if you don't want to be gender normative.And they likewise echo the gay and transgender rights movements, which have risen to the surface of American politics and culture over the past generation.Now, in an era when society has proved open to revisiting other identities that were once considered shameful or taboo, is the intersex community finally on the brink of its own revolutionary moment - one that could transform what was a disorder into just another way for a person to be?Indeed, rather than using the label "intersex," most physicians and many parents still prefer to talk about "disorders of sex development" - in other words, problems for doctors to fix.In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics went so far as to declare the birth of an intersex child a "social emergency." (Since then, the AAP has grown more circumspect."DSD may carry a stigma," states a position paper adopted in 2006.)But now activists are turning that argument around: Instead of talking about intersex people as medical subjects, they are speaking the language of identity, human rights and pride.
This larger number includes many intersex traits that go undiscovered until puberty fails to occur in adolescence, or until infertility raises questions in adulthood.And it accounts for the fact that some intersex people are never diagnosed.(The 1.7 figure also includes groups that are frequently labeled as intersex but would prefer not to be: One organization for parents of kids with congenital adrenal hyperplasia - a potentially life-threatening disorder in which the adrenal glands don't produce the right balance of hormones that regulate the body - argues that CAH shouldn't be classified with other intersex conditions at all.)For a long time, most intersex people thought of their physical differences as something akin to a disease.Later, when I asked why she wanted to have another surgery after so many negative experiences, she paused."I think I'm a very strong-willed person," she said.Our innovative Spectrum Compatibility Test ™ does the work for you by narrowing the field from thousands of prospects to match your spectrum attributes with a select group of spectrum compatible matches with whom you can build a quality relationship. Unlike other dating/social sites, we do not purchase profiles or create fake profiles on our site.