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When Emergency Pediatric Surgery Is Anything But
Scientific American

Perhaps the most terrifying aspect of parenthood is the realization that, at some point, you’re going to screw up. From birth methods to feeding types, from sleeping arrangements to education and daycare options, raising a child is a veritable minefield of choice.

Nowhere are parental decisions more fraught than for the caregivers of intersex children—kids who are born with biological differences of sex development. Because of the stigma and shame associated with intersex, statistics on its prevalence vary widely, but the incidence of intersex traits is thought to be as high as 1-2 percent, while intersex conditions leading to medical attention occur in approximately 1 in every 2000 births.

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