XXY Trailblazer Steps Up To The Podium

UCF students who worked on the petition gather in support of Juleigh Mayfield (seated by the window) after her hearing Jan. 15 at the Osceola County Courthouse. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)

University of Central Florida associate lecturer Irene Pons  and her legal studies class are striving to help a Central Florida woman revise her birth certificate. Why does Juleigh Mayfield need legal intervention in order to complete such an ordinary task? Because her story isn’t so typical. Neither Male or Female Although Mayfield lived four decades of … Continue reading XXY Trailblazer Steps Up To The Podium

The Brain, the Criminal and the Courts

This might well prove to be the best defence an XXY person who finds themselves in a Court Room will avail of and is considerably more advantageous than the present system where (if the defence is lucky to afford one)Paediatric Endocrinologists take the stand to argue the case for the defendant focusing on areas of … Continue reading The Brain, the Criminal and the Courts

The Rights Of Children in Bio-Medicine. Challenges Posed by Scientific Advances and Uncertainties

Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN The Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe commissioned this study to identify potential areas of heightened concern for the rights of children that may be unfavourably affected by scientific advances and uncertainties in biomedicine. This report is the result of that study. It provides substantive illustrations of the diversity of … Continue reading The Rights Of Children in Bio-Medicine. Challenges Posed by Scientific Advances and Uncertainties

Understanding The Needs Of Professionals Who Provide Psychosocial Care For Children and Adults Who Are Intersex

AXYS (in particular) continue to big note just one research article that fits with their outright denial of how XXY children who are subjected to exogenous testosterone either in infancy or as adolescents show any sign of gender dysphoria, that they are simply 'typical males' with an extra X chromosome that outside of delaying a … Continue reading Understanding The Needs Of Professionals Who Provide Psychosocial Care For Children and Adults Who Are Intersex

Project explores rights of Australians born with variations in sex characteristics

The Australian Human Rights Commission project on protecting rights in the context of medical interventions is accepting submissions until the end of this month. If you want to comment, talk about your own experiences or those of family members, then please do so by 30 September! This is the most important inquiry in Australia since … Continue reading Project explores rights of Australians born with variations in sex characteristics