The Difference Between Transgender and Intersex: Model Hanne Gaby Odiele IMPORTANT TO READ
What’s wrong with this person?
What’s wrong with people who think this is not normal?
There are between 1 and 2 Intersex people born per 1000 people. That means there are a total of 7 MILLION INTERSEX PEOPLE ON EARTH. That is no group to discard to throw away or call “Freaks”. These people are natural born Hermaphrodites, something which has existed in culture since the dawn of time. Hermaphrodites used to be held in very high esteem in ancient cultures, centered around the Goddess.
Transgender children are many times, Intersex kids that have had FORCED Surgery on them before they were the age of consent. Why is this forced on them? Because of religious rooted intolerance in society, that cannot accept something they do not understand.
THIS IS NOT FREEDOM!
It’s wrong to say that parents who allow their children to pursue their transgender identity as children, are intentionally endangering their children.
THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. The parents are struggling to figure out how to cope, how to raise their child and how to be the best parent they can be for that child.
What IS MESSED UP, is the Christian right, who insist this is all of Satan, and the devil and that it is SEXUAL. IT IS NOT SEXUAL, and IT IS NOT A CHOICE!
God does not make mistakes, right?
Read on, and LEARN, for a change, if you have prejudice towards these people.
Unlike the fake Women’s March lesbian based, man hating liberal opportunists, I actually do care about these people.
Transgenderism has more to do with a individuals spirit, and their incarnations than it does their sexual preference. Incarnations in one gender only, would not allow for the maximum spiritual growth to take place. Gender is not cut, dried and simple, like some people would like to box it. If you want to be FREE, you have to allow others to be FREE, too, or you will never be.
‘I want to break the taboo’: Belgian model reveals she’s intersex
Hanne Gaby Odiele has revealed that she is intersex in a new interview with USA Today
The Belgian model, who is married to a man, says she was born with a syndrome that caused her to have undescended testes
Those testes were removed in a surgery at age 10, without her consent
She is now speaking out about her intersex status in hopes of breaking the taboo
She says she wants to see doctors stop performing cosmetic surgeries on intersex children, until they are able to consent
By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
Published: 07:59 EST, 23 January 2017 | Updated: 11:59 EST, 23 January 2017
Top fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele has revealed that she is intersex.
The married Belgian model, 29, said she is speaking out about her intersex status to break the taboo and discourage parents from putting their children through perhaps unnecessary surgeries.
‘It is very important to me in my life right now to break the taboo. At this point, in this day and age, it should be perfectly all right to talk about this.’ Odiele told USA Today in an exclusive interview.
According to the United Nations, about 1.7 per cent of the world population is born with intersex traits – which is about the same as the number of redheads. Intersex persons are born with sex characteristics that are not exclusively male or female.
In Odiele’s case, she was born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, which meant that she has some XY chromosomes, instead of all female XX chromosomes. This resulted in her being born with a set of undescended testes. Her parents had them removed in a surgery at age 10, after doctors warned that they could cause cancer and keep her from developing as a female.
But Odiele was not informed about the true reason for the surgery until she demanded answers a few years later, around age 12 or 13.
She says she underwent yet another surgery at age 18 to reconstruct her vagina, which also left her in agony.
‘I am proud to be intersex, but very angry that these surgeries are still happening,’ Odiele said.
‘If they were just honest from the beginning…it became a trauma because of what they did,’ Odiele said.
Sue Stred, a professor of pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, says parents often feel compelled to have their intersex children undergo surgery so they look more typical. But in many cases they may just be cosmetic, while carrying lifelong repercussions – such as infertility and a reliance on hormone replacement medications. Stred says the threat of cancer has also been ‘vastly overwrought’.