Intersex is a term used to describe a person who is born with ambiguous genitals i.e. those who are born with some reproductive organs of a male and some reproductive organs of a female. The society is largely unaware of this issue.
· How are genitals formed?
· How do variations in reproductive anatomy occur?
· What does law say about Intersex persons?
· What are the problems faced by Intersex persons?
These are some of the issues explained in a scientific manner in this introductory text. The last part of the book also has stories of some Intersex persons.
Bindumadhav Khire is a techie who gave up his career in the US to return to India and got involved with issues close to his heart. Based in his native Pune, Bindu is a gay rights and AIDS activist. He has been speaking about queer issues at various forums in India, particularly in his city.
In 2005, Bindu donned the hat of a Marathi writer with his novel, Partner. NGOs working in the field of sexuality have been using Partner for sensitization purposes.
He is the president of Samapathik Trust, Pune, and also one of the founder members of INFOSEM (Indian Network For Sexual Minorities).
Samapathik Trust is proud to announce the release of its Marathi book ‘Intersex – Ek Prathamik Olakh’.