I can’t have children (either way, father or mother). I didn’t know I was intersex, but I feel sort of stupid for not knowing. I mean, my psychologist suspected it based on what I told him. I did WONDER whether or not I was maybe intersex, but the Endocrinologist I had seen since I was 16 never mentioned it.
I went to a new Endocrinologist and one of the first things he said to me was: “so…you’re intersex. I have other patients with the same disorder and I know how to treat it, so you’re in good hands.”
Whoa! Wait! What? (Not horror, but sudden recognition). Anyway, I should have been told. I should have known. Now, I know.
I suspect that my parents were told when I was an infant. I had a surgery on my penis, and they “don’t remember why” I needed it. Yeah. Right. Why ask why, right? Sure.