I know lately, I have been getting arguments with people and especially those in the LGBTQ who try to claim that Intersex is not a medical condition or a rare disease. Many of those who I was arguing with tried to claim that Intersex/DSD is a sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. What they tried to argue with me about is that they think that being intersex is something people can identify with, without having been medically tested and having a DNA Karyotype. In reality, having an Intersex/DSD specific condition such as Kallmann’s syndrome, Klinefeltners, AIS and CAH are considered Rare diseases by the medical science community. Which is why when it comes to Intersex/DSD conditions, they are really Rare diseases and very rare in human beings.
What many in the LGBTQ try to pull is the sexualization crap on Intersex/DSD conditions. They try to sexualize intersex/DSD conditions and try to use Intersex/DSD specific conditions to justify and politicize the LGBTQ at the expense of Intersex/DSD people. What that dose to Intersex/DSD people is that it harms them by conflating them with the LGBTQ and erases intersex/DSD people’s upbringing and their Medical/social experience. When the LGBTQ sexualizes and politicizes Intersex/DSD people, they are in effect erasing Intersex/DSD people and using Intersex/DSD conditions to further their agenda at the expense of Intersex/DSD people.
It’s why, when it comes to Intersex/DSD conditions, their is nothing LGBTQ about being born with an Intersex/DSD condition. Intersex/DSD conditions, if your boil it down to it, it’s really a Rare disease because of how rare someone can have an Intersex/DSD condition and the statistical odds that someone can be born with an Intersex/DSD condition. Intersex/DSD is a rare disease mainly because the current limits of Medical science today can only do so much for every Intersex/DSD condition. It’s why, the current medical science today can only do so much to keep the person healthy. What makes Intersex/DSD conditions a Rare Disease, is the fact that every intersex/DSD condition renders a person sterile for LIFE. The current reproductive medical technology today, is extremely limited in getting someone with Kallmann’s syndrome, Klinefeltners, AIS and CAH to reproduce, bear children and have a normal sexual reproductive life.
Which is why, when it comes to being born with an Intersex/DSD condition, I don’t see it as a sex, gender, gender identity or a sexual orientation that anyone can claim. In order to claim Intersex/DSD, you’d have to have show, physiological, biological and anatomical signs of an Intersex/DSD condition. On top of all that, every Intersex/DSD condition is DNA based and as such, if you never had your DNA Karyotype, you wouldn’t know if your Intersex/DSD and that’s how Medical science determines what’s considered Intersex/DSD and what’s not. It’s why in my case, I have been DNA Karyotyped so much that the US Government knows I am Intersex/DSD and the National Institutes of health has my DNA on file.
When it comes to having a Rare disease, Yes, Kallmann’s syndrome is an Intersex/DSD condition and yes it is a Rare disease. It’s rare disease because of the statistical odds that someone can be born with Kallmann’s syndrome or an Intersex/DSD condition. It’s a rare disease because of the current limits of medical science when it comes to treating and possibly curing any Intersex/DSD condition. It’s why when it comes to arguing with the LGBTQ, i’d say that Intersex/DSD is NOT a sex, gender, gender identity or a sexual orientation but instead is a Rare disease. Intersex/DSD is a Rare disease because of the statistical numbers and the current limits of medical science when it comes to treating and possibly curing Intersex/DSD condition.