Young caregivers have their heart in the right place but too often are victims of people or systems much bigger than them. With age comes wisdom and knowledge of how the world works and one understands that even as a caregiver one has rights. How to be a good caregiver and protect yourself at the same time.
Is there any medical data or scientific basis to do sex reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy on an intersex patient during a marriage? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
During Men’s Health Month, let us look at the condition of a young, male, spousal caregiver of Intersex patients. While the intersex patient is recommended pscyhosocial counseling and treatment, the same is not even thought of for the male caregiver. Instead, there is a complex web of secrecy and privacy surrounding the male caregiver threatening the health of the patient-caregiver.
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.