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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 […]

Gay (LGBT) Rights and Spouse of Intersex Rights

September 24, 2012

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.

Third Gender – Equality and Truth

May 29, 2012

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.

Intersex or Androgen Insensitive Syndrome (AIS) and Waiting Period Study

April 26, 2012

There is a cloud of secrecy in dealing with intersex issues. There is scant data and issues go under the radar. In the best interest of the child, should there be a waiting period study of when an intersex person has overcome personal trauma and crisis to care for an infant? By no means there is any suggestion that intersex people cannot be a parent but we also need to protect the best interests of the child.

Can Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) Patients Be Parent?

January 30, 2012

This is a fundamental birth right of every human – to procreate. However, it is not in each individual’s hands. Some people who are biologically capable of having kids choose otherwise for personal reasons. For some other people, its a matter of circumstances. For Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)¬†patients, its a matter of reality. They cannot […]