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They're the too often forgotten "I" at the end of LGBTQI, but according to the Intersex Society of North America, 1 in every 100 people is born with a body that doesn't fit what we typically think of as "male" or "female." Although some intersex people are identified at birth based on the appearance of their genitalia, others discover their status when puberty hits (or doesn't hit), and others still reach old age without ever learning about their condition. Woman A: Being intersex means being born with some characteristics that don't neatly fit into the "normal" spectrum of human sexual development (were there such a thing).spoke with five intersex people about sex, puberty, relationships, and what it's like to grow up with a body that doesn't fit the medical norm. Myself, I look completely female, but happen to have XY chromosomes.The medical world advised that the only option was for me to live as female, which I did for seven years.Before the final operation (castration) was due at age 16, I backed out, and was allowed to go back to a male role. I was so happy to be so unique, and I was so happy I'd have some weapon up my sleeve to prove my hated high school biology teacher wrong during her lessons on biological sex.
Genetically, however, I have XY (male) chromosomes. There was no difference in me as a child, no ambiguous genitalia as an immediate alert, so I only found out once I failed to start puberty.While most females commonly possess two X chromosomes, my sex chromosomes are XY.Since I don't produce natural estrogen, I take daily hormones to maintain healthy bones, sexual health, and emotional health.I always wondered why I did, and (thank you google) discovered Swyer Syndrome around 2008?
I then [told my doctors at my next appointment] and let them know. that makes sense.' I don't want to make [my doctors] seem negligent or paint them in a negative light, at all. Person A: I was 13 when I was first taken to a doctor to see why I didn’t get my period yet and so they ran a bunch of tests which they then noticed I had XY chromosomes with outwardly feminine characteristics and physique. I had been raised as male since birth, as I looked like a "normal" male.
I entertained thoughts that nature intended for me to be a boy and I questioned my gender identity.