Rinio Simeonidou. XXY Parent.

As a non-binary/xxy kid’s parent, since 2009 I have been constantly told by the medical authorities that I have a “broken boy” and “with a little T, he will be fixed just fine”. They never told me I have a healthy intersex child. They never told me XXY is a common, natural variation of the human continuum. They never told me a lot of information that I was missing. I had to figure this out myself, mostly through contact with intersex activists and the valuable site The XXY Project. To my knowledge, this might be the only (xxy devoted) site that is very well informed and aware but not influenced by the medical community’s pathologisation to XXY people.

The personal stories and the scientific data provided here are of great importance in understanding the variations and the nature of the XXY spectrum (that in many countries as mine, Greece, continues to be treated by doctors, health staff and the State itself as a pathological, “exclusively male” condition in need of medical “repair” and “treatment”. I strongly wish this mind-opener site continues to be accessible for xxy people, for their parents and parents to be, now and in the future. The knowledge provided here is powerful. And we absolutely need it, plus need to spread it even wider. I am really grateful to the site creators & contributors. Thank you!

Intersex Advocate/Founding member of Intersex Greece,
BA in Human Studies (European Civilization)