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Jamie Lee Curtis

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http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/jamie.asp

It doesn't matter if Jamie Lee Curtis was born intersexed or not. She is a real person and is entitled to live her life in privacy. But the information that accompanied this arrticle is interesting.

I don't think this TOPIC willoffend anyone, but please know it is placed here for information, only. Personally, I know very little about the condition, and it is my understanding that even the term 'Intersex' is questionable.

Lizzy

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That's interesting, Lizzy....

Because I received an e-mailk recently saying this about her and did the snopes and read that very same page!

I agree with you, though...Intersexed is one condition that I know very little about!

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

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That's interesting, Lizzy....

Because I received an e-mailk recently saying this about her and did the snopes and read that very same page!

I agree with you, though...Intersexed is one condition that I know very little about!

HUGGS!

Donna Jean

Because intersexed isn't one indelible condition. It ranges from minor chromosomal anomalies to true hermaphroditism.

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Yeah, from what I've been taught there are eight different types of Intersexuality. So it would be a rather difficult topic to grasp one definition of.

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Hi Lizzy,

I do find this is an interesting topic. That's because you are right about those persons who are born with intersex conditions. They have a right to live their lives in peace without people making assumptions behind their backs.

Intersex conditions together affect a large group of people. A lot more than meets the eye. Many of the people that have intersex conditions never know it.

I am an intersex person. I have a intersex condition known as Klinefelters Syndrome, otherwise known as xxy or 47 xxy. There are variables in this condition such as more x chromosomes or more y chromosomes. As well there are mosaics which is a combination of variables.

I believe that being xxy and not realizing it for most of my life helped to make my life miserable. At times it was really embarrassing not knowing why I didn't seem to fit in anywhere. Now I am a trans person but I still will always be intersex.

I just want to say this to the "normal" people. If you aren't an intersex person, you will never know what it feels like.

Love,

Thtufus

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I hestitate to say this in open forum - my theraist and my prescribing physician have both told me I am most probably intersexed (if that makes sense), but I won't pursue it.

I was fertile enough to have three children, so I doubt it is a severe Klinfelters Syndrome, more probably double sexed as I apparenty had surgery down there at birth. My parents were very careful to raise me as a male. I was a docile child. I grew extremely tall and was very thin most my life, NEVER able to play sports, but I did not have trouble scholastically, so who knows. My T level before starting HRT was in a woman's range, 140 - my HRT dosages are lower than most..

I AM transsexual and have been my entire life. So I did transition the last two years - and now I feel I belong on this earth - for the first time.

Whatever it is, we do suffer, just because we are 'different' somehow. Sad...

Maybe some day people will realize all the miseries people suffer from hidden birth abnominalies.

Lizzy

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One thing I have figured out since I began to learn about xxy and intersex transitioning is to never criticize other people's ideas about their genetic realities. From what I have learned about xxy is that not all of us are sterile. Not all of us are male either, but you can't explain that to a doctor. I have a friend that goes to my support group who says she has a moderate form of Klinefelters Syndrome and she has fathered 4 daughters. When I first heard this, I was quite put out but since then I've come to the conclusion that even the doctors don't know what it's all about. Who am I to talk?

When I went to see my therapist, I used to talk often about xxy and GID. The psychiatrist said the two are not connected, but after a couple of years of therapy, he came back and said that there's a good possibility that there is a connection. He said he believes that because he has had other patients with the same story.

Tall and thin is one of the symptoms of xxy but many of us are short and pear-shaped. I am the latter. Because of my poor self esteem I was quiet and easy to get along with. My mother said that as a small child, I would sit by myself on the porch.

Anyways, apparently the only way to know for sure if you have xxy is to have your blood drawn and get a karyotype.

You could also have another type of intersex too especially if you had infant surgery. Most people who are transsexuals don't reveal much about their intersex conditions because, as it says in the DSM IV, the diagnosis (of GID) will not be made if the individual has a physical intersex condition.

Thtufus

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I know that J L C was born with double Y genes and that she has led more than just an ordinary happy life, but is well adjusted with her own children and success that few achieve in this world and that is despite having at the minimum ,a dysfunctional father, but blessed with a warm and wonderful mother..

I think her mom was the murdered actress in Psycho.

I could be wrong...

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I donno

I am kinda sorry I opened up this door - I mean personally. I just want to be what I know I am, and it's complicated when the idea of 'intersexed' comes into play. THAT is why I won't pursue it.

Lizzy

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Sorry, Lizzie.

I didn't mean to scare you off.

Thtufus

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I met Jamie Lee waiting for my father coming home on a flight from London, England. I sat against a wall next to her and talked to her for about 45 minutes. She was very charming and very friendly. She was waiting for her boyfriend on the same flight. Regardless of her "status" she is a very nice woman.

Hugs,

Isabella

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