Let your teenager know that they have the right to decide not to accept procedures they do not want or that they are unsure about.
They can and should wait until they are confident in their identity before deciding about any cosmetic procedures.
“For me it quite quickly became clear that being a boy does not really fit,” Vanja said.
“The gender identity of each person is protected under general rights to privacy,” she explained.
Many medical professionals you encounter may lack the training and understanding to support the needs of intersex teenagers.
You should not consent to medically unnecessary or irreversible decisions about your child’s body.
But allowing intersex people to have a blank space for their gender is not enough, argues Vanja.
“Of course you can say that this is perhaps better than having an obviously false registry.