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Becoming a Caregiver at 40 instead of at 30 years of Age

July 17, 2014

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.

Intersex Awareness Day for Families

October 27, 2013

October 26 is intersex awareness day. What is intersex? Here is the medical definition of being¬†intersex. What is the legal definition of intersex?¬†Regardless of our race, color, birth, gender, caste, religion, sexual orientation, we all have to deal with the laws. Depending on each person’s circumstances, to provide a “complete life”, one needs to understand […]

Becoming a Cancer Caregiver

July 31, 2013

A guest post by a fellow spouse caregiver. Educating and spreading awareness. There is one day in my life that I will never forget: the day that my wife received a mesothelioma diagnosis from her doctor. The date was November 21st in 2005, and on that particular day, I became the caregiver for someone who […]

Loneliness and Secrecy for a Caregiver

June 26, 2013

Learn to live with truth with civility, dignity, and humility. Living in loneliness and secrecy as a caregiver is terrible. That means you are not getting the help and support you need and deserve. What are some of the issues that family caregivers experience?

Vindication As A Caregiver

March 6, 2013

UN calls for a STOP to normalization surgery of intersex people. What about the spouse caregiver of intersex who has been shunned and forced into silence? Is his suffering due to secrecy and lies from the medical community any kind of torture and violation of human rights?

Lessons of Being a Spouse Caregiver of Intersex

December 31, 2012

Fighting for equal intersex rights and equal IVF child rights are some of the lessons learnt from being a spouse caregiver of intersex.

Caregiver Coming Out Day

November 6, 2012

November is national caregiver month and it is important for each family caregiver to speak up. It helps them, their patient and other fellow family caregivers to learn and share from each other.

August Beginning As A Caregiver

August 1, 2012

As a caregiver, it is important to give ourselves a push every once in a while. It’s great for us and the patient. Here are some tips which literally take a few minutes out of your schedule but go a long way in maintaining caregiver sanity.

Intersex Surgery During Marriage

July 9, 2012

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?

Male Caregiver Feedback For Intersex Diagnosis

June 13, 2012

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.