There is a strong relationship between gay rights and spouse of intersex rights. The lack of laws for relationship between two males affects both. Let us hope that by raising awareness and education, both get equal rights soon including the innocent children of such relationships.
Secrecy and stigma are terrible way to live. There are no laws to protect one’s equal human rights. It becomes worse when one has to live in secrecy and stigma as a caregiver. They have even lesser support and lesser rights or no rights. Without the truth, we cannot progress. The third gender and their allies and caregivers need to have an environment which encourages truth, tolerance, and respect.
There is a cloud of secrecy in dealing with intersex issues. There is scant data and issues go under the radar. In the best interest of the child, should there be a waiting period study of when an intersex person has overcome personal trauma and crisis to care for an infant? By no means there is any suggestion that intersex people cannot be a parent but we also need to protect the best interests of the child.
This is a fundamental birth right of every human – to procreate. However, it is not in each individual’s hands. Some people who are biologically capable of having kids choose otherwise for personal reasons. For some other people, its a matter of circumstances. For Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) patients, its a matter of reality. They cannot [...]
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I support the objectives of the Caregivers of intersex or AIS Support Group:
1. Inclusive palliative care approach for patient and family including caregivers and children.
2. Education and spreading awareness is a better long-term solution for all. The concealment-based approach has to stop.
3. In the best interest of the child, conduct a scientific study to evaluate if a "waiting period" should be established to be the primary care provider for infants immediately after adult AIS or Intersex patients :
a) have sex reassignment surgery.
b) have just started treatment with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
c) and are overcoming severe personal trauma and crisis.
4. All caregivers should be assigned an independent advocate/counselor to explain the condition and its effects to prevent them from becoming a patient.
5. Caregiver feedback should be sought in devising the hormone replacement therapy and associated behavioral symptoms of the AIS patient involving severe trauma, depression, and crisis.
6. Seek medical data or scientific basis to do sex reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy during a marriage when the intersex patient is already in their 20s or 30s.