as cool as it is to have a close group of friends on tumblr, i want to make that one friend that i can talk to about anything and we become best friends and send each other cute messages and things in the mail and all that good stuff. then one day we eventually get to meet and it’s like some scene from a movie where we slowly run at each other in the middle of the airport and hug.
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get… You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
i need stories about girls falling in love but i also need stories about girl friendship and stories about girls respecting each other as friendly rivals and stories about girls reluctantly teaming up and stories about girls with trust between them, i need stories where girls express love of other girls whether its romantic or friendly or the love of a partner, a teammate, a mentor, i need stories about girls with complicated feelings towards one another, i need girl enemies with conflicting interests and moral codes, i need stories about. girls. i need stories about relationships between girls
Phenotypic Sex: secondary, outwardly visible sex characteristics of a person. This includes genitals and breast development. A very wide array of genital shape is possible. This just refers to external genitalia, not internal. Internal reproductive organ shape may not be known until puberty or adulthood when infertility or menstrual issues may become known. Genital formations can include
micropenis (small “penis”)
Clitoromegaly (enlarged “clitoris”)
hypospadias (urethral opening on the underside of the “penis”)
aphallia (absence of a penis)
fusion of the labioscrotal folds (gives the appearance of a scrotum)
phallic urethra (a utrethra through the “clitoris”, much like in a “penis”)
bifid scrotum (separation of the two halves of the scrotum, that can look like labia)
Gonadal Dysgenis( underdeveloped gonads)
Müllerian agenesis (absence of a vagina, uterus, or both)
ovo-testes (gonads containing both ovarian and testicular tissue)
Gonadal Agenisis (absence of any type of gonads)
cryptorchidism ( micropenis and undescended testicles)
Karyotypic Sex: chromosomal configuration of the “sex” genes. This can only be determined through DNA analysis. Differences besides XX and XY include
XO (Turner syndrome)
XXX (Triple X syndrome)
XXY/XXXY (Klinefelter’s syndrome)
XX male (de la Chapelle syndrome)
XY female (Swyer syndrome)
cells with XY and cells with XX (Mosaicism and chimerism
Hormonal Anomalies: These conditions are caused by configurations of hormones that can cause many of the phenotypic sex conditions, infertility, menstrual issues or lack of menstruation, early appearance of body hair or lack of certain body hair, deepening voice or lack of vocal deepening, muscle development or lack of, and other physical symptoms). They can also be caused by certain Karyotypic sex conditions.
5-alpha reductase deficiency (hormone deficiency that can cause a wide variety of genital forms including what appears to be a labia and clitoris, ambiguous genitalia, micropenis, or hypospadias)
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome/ AIS or Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome/PAIS(inability to process certain hormones causing genital forms including what appears to be a labia nad clitoris as well as internal testes, ambiguous genitalia, or a penis and external testes)
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (lack of an enzyme to make certain hormones causing early signs of puberty, enlarged penis, PCOS, lack of periods, clitoromegaly, fusion of the labioscrotal folds, lack of breast development during puberty)
Progestin Induced Virilization (Caused by prenatal exposure to exogenous androgens, most commonly progestin, causing genital forms including enlarged clitoris, development of phallis, and fusion of the labia)
Hypothalamic Hypogonadism/Kallman Syndrome (the hypothalamus produces lower level of sex hormone causing delayed puberty and cryptorchidism)
Anyone who falls outside the typical sex binary is referred to as Intersex. 1 in 500 to 1500 display “ambiguous” genitalia. This does not include chromosomal differences, hormonal differences that don’t cause “ambiguous” genitals, or differences in the internal reproductive organs. That number could be as high as 1 in 100 births. There are approximately 370,000 births a day, which means 246-3,700 Intersex people are born every day.
Note: this is the most basic information, not a lot of detail is provided. There are many symptoms that can come with the conditions listed here. Some can cause serious medical problems and require treatment, others don’t. I intend to make more posts in the future because detailed information that isn’t totally medicalized and difficult to understand is scarce for many of these conditions. If anyone has any information to add or if I’m missing anything let me know. I used a few different sources to try to include as much as I could, but I’m sure I missed something.
“The point of fics set in alternate universes are to show that no matter what setting or circumstance, these two people will always find each other. I will find you. Every me loves every you.”—(via themrpbbs)