I had no choice to be intersex. Not XX and not XY. Follow her on twitter: Like Vago, he is campaigning for the right not to choose a gender on birth certificates, as the non-binary movement is. He has had two operations: But there are flashes of doubt — generally around surgery days, when we are making the decision to make him a certain way. The advice regarding the cancer risk has since changed; it is now thought to be minimal and to affect adults, not children — meaning the decision to remove the testes or ovaries can be left until people are old enough to make it themselves.
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'We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl': growing up intersex
She advises them to say something along the lines of: In January this year, the Chilean government issued guidelines to doctors opposing corrective surgery, allowing them to refuse a parent and not face legal consequences. Mark Woodward, a paediatric surgeon and urologist who works alongside Nicholls, agrees. How small does a penis have to be before it counts as intersex? The relief was unbelievable. A boy or a girl?