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.
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 […]
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?
Fighting for equal intersex rights and equal IVF child rights are some of the lessons learnt from being a spouse caregiver of intersex.
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.
There is a strong relationship between gay rights and spouse of intersex rights. The lack of laws for relationship between two males affects both. Let us hope that by raising awareness and education, both get equal rights soon including the innocent children of such relationships.
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.
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.