Episode 4 - Wakestock
Del is one of the 2000 people who are born with both male and female characteristics each year. Del was not diagnosed as being intersex at birth and lived happily as a female until male characteristics began to show as he reached puberty. Being intersex is when someone is born with mixed sexual characteristics caused by genetic and hormonal irregularities. Traditionally, a sex is chosen for the baby and medical treatment is used to remove the other gender related characteristics, but recent thinking suggests that babies should actually be allowed to grow up with both characteristics so that they an choose for themselves.
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