Supporting your intersex child – A parents’ toolkit

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.

Your Beautiful Child: Information for Parents

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.

2006 Handbook for Parents: Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development

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!

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