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Honouring 14 Days of intersex
Held on 8 November, Intersex Day of Remembrance, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day, is an internationally observed civil awareness day designed to highlight issues faced by intersex people. While Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 appears to be celebrated more in English-speaking countries, particularly in North America, Intersex Day of Remembrance has been marked mostly in Europe.

Some countries, such as Australia and South Africa, mark both events and the days between as '14 days of intersex'. To mark '14 days of intersex', we revisit some recent articles from the O&G Magazine archive. 
From the Archive
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What do intersex people need from doctors? 
Morgan Carpenter
The current social and medical environment presents a challenging contradiction. Medicine constructs intersex bodies as either female or male (and ‘disordered’), while law and society construct intersex identities as neither female nor male.
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Intersex: variations in sex characteristics 
Dr Jennifer Beale
Many health professionals are unsure what the term intersex means; it can be a confusing term for those who are not familiar with it. Intersex refers to variations in the development of sex characteristics that do not fit the typical norms of male or female. 
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Sex chromosome disorders 
Dr Amy Mellor
Sex chromosome disorders are a group of conditions within the DSD classification, and include both numerical and structural abnormalities. There is a broad range of severity of phenotype, depending on the number of additional chromosomes or extent of the structural defect. Management is individualised, depending on clinical features and presence of other morbidities.
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Management of ambiguous genitalia 
Dr Angela Dunford and Prof Sonia Grover
The identification of ambiguous genitalia at birth is often the cause for significant distress and concern. It poses challenges for the health professional in the labour ward or in the operating theatre at the time of caesarean section, but, more importantly, it is the cause for significant distress to parents who are about to be asked by family and friends – did you have a girl or a boy?