A: Hey, I been meaning to ask you this: Are you a man or a woman?
B: If it's ever your business to know, I'll let you know.
Es consciente de que la percepción social sigue asociando al término griego a todas las condiciones de intersexualidad, y persiste la idea de que son personas con genitales masculinos y femeninos a la vez. El mito, el tabú y la leyenda distorsionan una realidad mucho más compleja."Hay más de 40 causas distintas por las que se origina y cada año se describe alguno nuevo.Hay muchas posibilidades, la intersexualidad se produce cuando hay una discrepancia entre el sexo génetico, el de la gónada y el de los genitales" explica la doctora Laura Audí, investigadora del grupo de Endocrinología Pediátrica del Vall d’Hebron.La OMS cifra en el 1% el porcentaje de personas intersexuales en todo el mundo, pero los datos sobre la prevalencia en nuestro país son una incógnita: "Podemos hacer estimaciones trasladando las estadísticas americanas, aunque no es del todo exacto.Our Mission: The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
We have learned from listening to individuals and families dealing with intersex that: The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) was founded in 1993 in an effort to advocate for patients and families who felt they had been harmed by their experiences with the health care system.We believe the most fruitful way to move beyond the current dynamic is to support a new organization with a mission to promote integrated, comprehensive approaches to care that enhance the overall health and well-being of persons with sponsored and convened a national group of health care and advocacy professionals to establish a nonprofit organization charged with making sure the new ideas about appropriate care are known and implemented across the country.This organization, Accord Alliance, opened its doors in March, 2008, and will continue to lead national efforts to improve -related health care and outcomes.Accord Alliance believes that improving the way health care is made available and delivered is essential to ensure that people receive the services and support they need to lead healthy, happy lives.With Accord Alliance in place, can close its doors with the comfort and knowledge that its work will continue to have an impact. (April 17) Model Hanne Gaby Odiele is one of the first high-profile people to disclose that she is intersex.