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This guide is written by those with variations in sex characteristics, otherwise known as intersex. With this resource we invite parents to seek out support and to share in some key concepts we wish our parents knew when we were young.

This guide is written by those with Variations in Sex Characteristics
(VSC), otherwise known as intersex . With this resource we invite
you to seek out support and to share in some keyconcepts we wish
our parents had access to when we were young.
Your child is a taonga.
Supported by the Intersex Trust Aotearoa NZ (ITANZ)
The kaupapa
Acceptance of your child just as they are is
healthy.
Your childs body is both natural and normal.
Ask forsupport from your community, whānau
and friends. Sharing your situation with others
will help challenge the feelings of secrecy and
shame.
Seek engagement and connect with intersex-
led organisations and other parents.
You are not alone.
for parents
seek advice
it's not your fault
advocate
take time
for parents
of intersex
rangatahi
celebrate
Intersex
educate
Rangatahi
gender
support
Te Ao Māori
Rangatahi
Image credit
Sam
Orchard
Resource: 'All
About Intersex'
GLOBAL
RESOURCES
InterACT
'WHAT WE
WISH OUR
PARENTS
KNEW'
www.interactadvocates.org
'INTERSEX
FOR
PARENTS'
www.ihra.org.au
Intersex Human Rights
Australia (Ihra)
you might find helpful
GLOBAL
RESOURCES
'SUPPORTING
YOUR
INTERSEX
CHILD'
Organisation Intersex
International Europe (OII)
https://oiieurope.org/
'DISCLOSURE'
https://isupport.org.au
Intersex Peer Support
Australia (IPSA)
you might find helpful
Intersex
breakdown
CONCEPTS, TERMS
& VARIATIONS
YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL
VSC)
Intersex
breakdown
VARIATIONS OF
SEX
CHARACTERISTICS
(SOME) DIAGNOSTIC TERMS
Image Credit : Huriana Kopeke-
Te Aho
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