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Person A: I don’t identify with the normal boy girl stereotypes because technically I’m something different. How old were you when you realized you were intersex? My mom started getting concerned that I had no period or breast development, so that was when the first doctor's appointment happened.

Man A: I have an XXY chromosome set with Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, so that's two elements of intersex in one body. (Having no ovaries meant no estrogen or sex hormones to affect anything.

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That means that I was born externally female, with a uterus and fallopian tubes, but with unformed ovaries.

Genetically, however, I have XY (male) chromosomes. There was no difference in me as a child, no ambiguous genitalia as an immediate alert, so I only found out once I failed to start puberty.

I entertained thoughts that nature intended for me to be a boy and I questioned my gender identity.

Woman C: The doctor who told my mom and me the news thought that I already knew of my diagnosis from another doctor I’d seen.

It was my infertility that caused the most distress.

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