Let her make her choice – MRKH: intersex or not? You decide.

August 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm (General information about MRKH., Housekeeping: General blog info, Just wondering...)

I have no wish to get political but it was recently brought to my attention that some of the articles/links that I have been sharing with you may suggest that MRKH is an intersex condition. In reviewing the literature, sometimes MRKH may be mentioned as part of a document on intersex conditions but it itself is not considered an intersex condition. MRKH is classified more as a syndrome of congenital anomalies (structural abnormalities occuring during fetal development). My job here is to present the literature, educate you and allow you to decide what you identify yourselves as. We are all 100% women, always remember that!

This being said, I do not want to discriminate against those who choose to identify themselves as intersex. It is all a matter of choice. Some MRKH women who identify as intersex are met with considerable resistance by the rest of the MRKH community. I think we should all respect the choices and opinions of others. The controversy can cause younger MRKH women some confusion and it is not up to anyone to decide what she identifies with. Without fear, we should be providing all the options without the baggage of our own personal beliefs. So please respect our sisters and accept her regardless! There is enough prejudice without harbouring it in our own community.

Thank you ladies!

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Congenital Absence of Vagina: The MRKH Syndrome

July 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm (General information about MRKH., Medical Research (the heavy stuff))

Congenital Absence of Vagina – The MRKH syndrome

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Congenital Absence of the Vagina

May 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm (General information about MRKH., Related Conditions.)

This article gives a nice concise overview while also touching on related conditions.

Congenital Absence of the Vagina

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MRKH Syndrome – US Aid to Diagnosis

April 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm (General information about MRKH., Medical Research (the heavy stuff))

MRKH – US Aid to Diagnosis

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Late Bloomer or MRKH?

April 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm (General information about MRKH.)

Late Bloomer or MRKH

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Syndrome de MRKH – associations pathologiques

April 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm (General information about MRKH., Medical Research (the heavy stuff))

I know this is in French but I thought I would post it anyways. The abstract is in English.

Syndrome de MRKH – associations pathologiques

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Mullerian Anomalies.

April 19, 2010 at 10:48 am (General information about MRKH., Medical Research (the heavy stuff), Psychological Research (including research on support, long term effects etc.))

This covers anomalies other than MRKH (which can be found on page 56)

Mullerian Anomalies

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Great source for general information on MRKH.

April 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm (General information about MRKH.)

http://www.surrogacy.com/online_support/mrkh/FAQS.html

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Things may be changing: Congenital malformations of the female genital tract – the need for a new classification system.

April 10, 2010 at 11:23 am (General information about MRKH.)

congenital malformation of the female genital tract – the need for a new classification system

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Quick Facts about MRKH

April 5, 2010 at 10:49 am (General information about MRKH., Magazine or Newspaper Articles)

*Again, thanks to Miss Smiley for uploading! Credit goes to her!

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