Mark D Swartz

intersex

Researching Intersex For My Protagonist

Intersex. Non-binary biology. DSD (Differences in Sexual Development). This condition used to be known as “hermaphrodite,” a term that today is considered neither technically accurate nor socially acceptable. The more I find out about it the more I understand why. I chose to give my protagonist intersex biology. Why? For one, it puts them on …

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Should Parents Choose Intersex Gender?

According to an excellent Daily Beast article on intersex children and gender choice, “Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.” Here’s the crux of this piece, which deals with should parents choose the gender of their intersex children: ‘…left out of all this good news are intersex infants and …

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