Choosing For Them
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This is a topic about intersex children and how the gender is determined from the sex.
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Hida Viloria Reel

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I've completely fall in love with this lady. She is intersex and crosses the gender lines all the time. She is a brave soul and an inspiration to all people, not just intersexed people. 

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Me, My Sex and I

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This is another documentary about being intersexed. This is a more recent documentary and is based out of the UK. I found it very interesting and it made me really think about how the subject effects people, but many people really don't know about the subject and others do not want to talk about it.

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I'm a Woman with Male Chromosomes

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Katie Baratz thought she was a typical teenage girl — until her parents let her in on the shocking truth that changed her life forever.
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This is a story about a girl with AIS and how her life was forever changed when her parents told her about what was going on with her body.

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Intersexuality: redefining sex (part 1 of 3)

Each year 65,000 newborns display intersexuality, a condition in which physical aspects of both sexes are present. This program examines the medical ethics o...
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These videos really touched me deep. There is no such thing as "normal" genitalia, everyone's genitals looks differently from the next persons. The doctor is oblivious to social acceptance, but I can't really blame him because this is wha he was taught in medical school. I love the lady that talks about how surgery does not "fix" the genitals, but make them look damaged and leave the message that something is wrong with the child. The mother is in the position of every other parent that goes through this, but she has the most positive attitude towards the situation. People in the medical industry try to justify why the parent should do the surgery, by saying that this is the only why your child will be socially acceptable, which is not true. Society should teach to accept all people, not just people of a certain kind.

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The Wonder Phall-O-Meter

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I loathe this ruler. How does this determine your sex? It can't. It's a stupid ruler. This scale does not determine who you are or who you going to become. There should not be an adult putting a ruler on the genitals of an infant, even if it for medical purposes.

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This picture says exactly how I feel. Why do people care about what someone else has between their legs, especially if you have no interest in that person as a whole. We need to stop trying to define people and just let people be themselves. Our gender and sex does not define who we are, it is just a label that we put on people to further separate us. 

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Intersexuality: redefining sex (part 2 of 3)

Each year 65,000 newborns display intersexuality, a condition in which physical aspects of both sexes are present. This program examines the medical ethics o...
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This part of the documentary is given from the point of view of a person who is intersex and has had genital reconstruction surgery.She was born a boy and lived as a boy for a year and a half, but then became a girl, because she had female sexual organs and could get pregnant, because that's what socety believes women should do and that's what their sexual organs are for. They go on to talk about how women should be asshame of how they were born and try to find it and not let the word spread. The thing is children do not care about what's wrong with another child, until an adult says something is wrong with the child. Medical professionals should give the parents the whole story of reconstruction surgery and not just what they think a parent wants to hear. They never tell them that the child loses sensation and some muscle control down there. They also do not tell them that this is not going to look normal, but it's going to look like I tried to solved a problem that wasn't there to start with.

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What's The Point?

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Growing up we were always taught that there's a difference between boys and girls, but what about the children who do not have this "line" completely drawn for them? How is their lives when they grow up or when they decide to become sexually active? Can society really decide the future of a person based on a small piece of a person in the present? My thought is NO THEY CANNOT !

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