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Secret Intersex (2004)

A documentary on intersexual children and adults.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ilizane Broks Ilizane Broks ... Himself / Herself
Xenia Broks Xenia Broks ... Himself / Herself
Steph Tonner Steph Tonner ... Himself / Herself
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Storyline

"Reveals the impact of conditions long shrouded in secrecy on people's everyday lives. Six-year-old Xenia and 16-year-old Ilizane are 'sisters' who were born with CAIS (Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome), a condition that means that both were born chromosomally male, but - unable to respond to testosterone - they developed as 'girls'. Their parents decided to raise them to be aware of their condition from an early age, despite conventional medical wisdom. Other stories include Louise, who is a 'true hermaphrodite', born with part ovary, part testes inside. Doctors told her mother to raise Louise as a girl, keeping her condition a secret and operating on her to give her a female appearance. Meanwhile Lilia faces a tough decision on whether to allow surgeons to operate on her child Bianca, who was born with an intersex condition where a baby girl is flooded with testosterone in the womb". Written by Channel 4 publicity.

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intersex | See All (1) »

Genres:

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 April 2004 (UK) See more »

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WAGtv See more »
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Color
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