For some parents whose children are born with a Disorders of Sex Development condition, the answer to the routine question, ‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ is complex. We explore life for these families.
Just like many other 15-year-old boys, Josh* is starting to take an interest in girls (but doesn’t like to talk about it with his mom). He likes hunting and fishing, and he’s proud to show off one of his big catches, now on a mount and displayed in his bedroom. He’s a big fan of sports, especially the Detroit Tigers, and watching TV shows about ghost hunting is cool in his book.
“He’s a very good kid,” mom Mandy* says of her teen.
But Josh struggles with something other 15-year-old boys never have to think about.