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Brief explanatory analyses of Articles 17 to 20 (Law 4958/2022) so that they can better support the rights of intersex children.
According to the bill, medical interventions to change the sex characteristics of intersex people before the age of 15 are now prohibited.
What little we know of Herculine Barbin has all but obscured the person, writes Leslie Jaye. Her birthday is now marked as Intersex Day of Solidarity or Intersex Day of Remembrance.
For the scientific community, gender is usually associated with one’s sex and therefore the presence of X and Y chromosomes. However, XX and XY chromosomes are not that simple. There are cases where neither sex organs nor the presence of sex chromosomes dictate sex.
Being born with a condition referred to as androgen insensitivity syndrome also meant I would never menstruate or have biological children. Instead, I was fated to become the luckiest mom in the world and adopted my identical twin daughters...