SEE persons from the intersex community in Kenya and read their stories. [CNN]
WATCH: Victoria Rubadiri interviews James Karanja and Ryan Muiruri of the Intersex Persons Society of Kenya (IPSK)
My name is Nelly Samz. I am from Mombasa and I identify as intersex. As an intersex person living in Kenya, we go through a lot of challenges especially in terms of education, employment and in interacting with other members of the community. Growing up, one of the many challenges I faced was having to… Continue reading #OurStories: Nelly Samz on being Intersex in Kenya
Intersex people may be genetically female, but physiologically male. Some will be true hermaphrodites, producing both eggs and sperm.
Five years ago a midwife in Kenya delivered a child with male and female sexual organs. The father told her to kill it, but instead she hid it and raised it as her own. Two years later, the same thing happened again – and before long she was forced to flee to save the children’s… Continue reading The midwife who saved intersex babies