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Growing up intersex

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The UN says as many as 1.7% of the world have intersex traits - that's the same as the number of people with red hair. All over the world, children with intersex traits are being operated on to be sex assigned at birth - sometimes with devastating consequences.
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Call me old fashioned .... What is happening with the world today ? You are either male or female.
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I agree with them not deciding for the child but if she feels shes a girl why not give her a more feminine hairstyle.
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Yeah just put the money aside and if the kid wants to choose a gender then be ready to pay for that. best you can do is just let them decide. if they never decide then thats on them. as long as they pay their taxes and use their turn signal really what more can you ask for ya?
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The child is happy and healthy physically and emotionally. Waiting to find out which gender the child identifies with makes perfect sense rather than taking drastic surgical action which would force a particular gender decision.
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Smart parents. Time will tell. Meanwhile the child has time to just be a child.
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If that was my child, I would just let them be. Kids are kids, they'll figure out who they wanna be pretty quick. They're already gonna face difficulties in life, I'd rather I not add to those difficulties.
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Thank you so much to Rosie's parents for sharing their stories; intersex representation is basically non-existent so it is so great to be able to learn more about what it actually means for the individuals that it affects. What a lovely child too
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It isn't uncommon. One in every 900 babies is born intersex. Give these babies the opportunity to grow into teens or adults and decide for themselves.
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Is it possible that we can just accept that we are all different and get on with their lives without have to explain how, what and why.
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But they named her Rosie? So they have already decided for her.
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So the kid can decide"herself" as to whether she is a girl or boy.... but say the kid is a girl with a girl name ?
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Good for them. If they do what all good parents do and keep her safe and happy THEY are right. The choice is Rosie's NO one else's.
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