On How Ploughing a Lonely Furrow Might Affect Youths’ Sexual Health

Eva De Clercq




This article aims to make a case for the need to sensitize the medical community on the importance of providing sexual health information in the care of intersex adolescents and young adults for whom sexuality and intimacy are sensitive subjects—and to go beyond a narrow focus on surgical outcomes. For this purpose, this article gives voice to the lived experience of “Emma,” a young adult who identifies as intersex. Setting up strong collaboration between medical teams and intersex support groups might be the best way forward to provide high-quality care to youth born with variations of sex characteristics.



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