In the past, families with intersex children were discouraged from talking about this at all.
We do not own, produce or host the videos displayed on this website.In the past, the word “hermaphrodite” was used to describe people who have sexual characteristics that are both male and female, but today many people prefer to use the word intersex.Hermaphrodite is considered offensive by some people.This has been told to me by people who have worked on films with Jamie and by one physician who claims to have seen the records at Cedars Sinai. No one but bound by laws regarding doctor-patient confidentiality.According to an oft-repeated whisper, Jamie Lee Curtis acknowledged that she was born an intersexual (the preferred medical term for persons of ambiguous gender, replacing ‘hermaphrodite’). This rumor is often lent credibility by people who have heard it repeated as fact by their university professors (especially those with specialties relating to intersexuality). Jamie Lee is the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.That means the parents and doctor must make a guess at what sex the child or infant would like to be.
This is usually done before children can fully understand the implications of the surgery.
These differences may be noticed at birth, or later on, or sometimes unexpectedly when the person has exams or tests for other medical reasons.
Intersex is the term used to describe these biological differences.
(Intersex is different from being transgender, bisexual, gay or lesbian.) An intersex person’s anatomy is different than what society expects.
A person might look female on the outside, but have mostly male organs on the inside.
This leads to an epilogue, where the author discusses and questions the protocols employed today in the treatment of intersexuals (people born hermaphroditic).