Tag Archives: Intersex

Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children

  As Germany becomes the first European country to recognize intersex indivuduals, many activists complain that the law does not go far enough and that does not address the real problems that the intersex community faces.  Read my piece at WTC: Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children.    

Middlesex June 04

Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

***** Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides  Knopf, 2002 ISBN-13: 978-1-4299-5627-7 “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen […]

June 01

Adoptive parents sue over son’s sex-assignment surgery

WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2013 – In a groundbreaking lawsuit, the adoptive parents of an intersex child, identified as M.C., are suing the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Greenville Hospital System, and the Medical University of South Carolina for performing medically unnecessary sex-assignment surgery when the toddler was 16 months old and in foster care. […]