Mapping the Lived Experiences of Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland

Kudos to Tanya, Maria, Mel and Anthony at DCU for finalising and publishing this invaluable report in such unprecedented times. It is hoped the finding will lay the groundwork to improve the lived experiences of those not yet diagnosed and all others who have gone unnoticed or have not been able to find resources and … Continue reading Mapping the Lived Experiences of Intersex/Variations of Sex Characteristics in Ireland

Please Help Merlin Tell His Story and Change Lives

In 2003, when the paediatrician broke the news to the expecting parents that their future child had been diagnosed 'in utero' with a condition called 'Klinefelter Syndrome’ or “XXY’ - and gave them the option to terminate the pregnancy - they were stunned.  Why had they never heard of it? How bad was it? Was this … Continue reading Please Help Merlin Tell His Story and Change Lives

About

The XXY Project is an Australian initiative crafted from a need to tackle misinformation perpetrated by Doctor and Parent advocacy groups promoting early androgen interventions among infant and adolescent children who are too young to understand the metamorphism expected of them. We believe in a better approach where the individuals needs are included in the outcome and … Continue reading About

Tomorrow

Just published and made available through Amazon, "Tomorrow" written by Nathan Bowker an XXY individual who identifies their gender as Non Binary, Tomorrow documents the authors lived experiences from difficult school years to an eventual diagnoses of Klinefelter's Syndrome in their early twenties. Unlike a lot of squeaky clean accounts of living with Klinefelter's Syndrome, … Continue reading Tomorrow

What It's Like to Be Intersex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEXpeq-38Sw “It was like a bomb being dropped into our life.” That’s Isaiah Ngwaru. He’s talking about the moment he and his wife, Betina, discovered their child, Tatenda, was intersex. Although they had been raising her as a boy, Tatenda had railed against the strict masculine norms in their hometown of Gutu, Zimbabwe. She wore … Continue reading What It's Like to Be Intersex

Intersex: Implications of Umbrella Terms in The Interest of Science.

The intersection of science and identity intensifies the complexity of the umbrella term DSD (Disorders of Sex Development)/Intersex. The interest of science to classify DSD/Intersex conditions to formulate evidence-based best practice has implications on personal identity. Fundamental to ethical decision-making in intersex is the right to choose one’s identity, which includes categorization within the umbrella … Continue reading Intersex: Implications of Umbrella Terms in The Interest of Science.

How science has shifted our sense of identity

Across the arc of the past 150 years, we can see both science and scientism shaping human identity in many ways. Developmental psychology zeroed in on the intellect, leading to the transformation of IQ (intelligence quotient) from an educational tool into a weapon of social control. Immunology redefined the ‘self’ in terms of ‘non-self’. Information … Continue reading How science has shifted our sense of identity

New Mutations Appear in the Sperm and Eggs of Parents

Although long established how age can play a part in the creation of sex variants, researchers have always refrained from blaming either parent outright insisting instead on a 50/50 approach (it keeps marriages together). But now it seems there's a third possibility, that of the fetus itself . What if sex chromosome variants weren't the … Continue reading New Mutations Appear in the Sperm and Eggs of Parents