Is it a boy or a girl? This is the question that is asked the world over when someone gives birth. Many parents will answer that question without much thought. But for a significant number the answer will be more complex. The toolkit decribes the most common medical and social situations parents of intersex children/ children with a variation of sex characteristics might find themselves in and provides recommendations.
This information addresses common questions and concerns regarding variations in sex development, also known as intersex variations, to help you welcome your baby and make decisions that promote the health and well-being of your child and the entire family.
This document addresses all ages of an intersex child and may be well digestible for parents and other people who are still very much caught in a medicalising and pathologising perspective. On one hand, it introduces human rights based concepts and practices, but on the other, it includes statements that maintain the medicalization of the intersex identities.
Read it critically!