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Saturday, January 24, 2015

XXY: Reflections of Gender in Children
I read a story from a parent recently which was so very sad. Their child was raised as a boy, the parents insisted they had checked and knew their child was a boy. Didn't need some gender doctor to tell them that, just a waste of money. Instead they did everything they could to make that child a boy.. and when he didn't fit in they punished him. When that didn't work they medicated him.. when that didn't work they encouraged people outside the home to change the childs manifest destiny to make HIM a MALE like all the other boys. Just one problem... at the age of 16 he killed himself. 

Digital Life in a Binary World is an intersex blog.  The author, who identifies as Onnineko in the blog world, was diagnosed at the age of 35 with XXy, commonly called Klinefelter’s Syndrome.  In this post, XXY: Reflections of Gender in Children, Onnineko relates a similar childhood experience to what is described above. 

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