Classic Blog: Brief interlude to make an announcement

CLASSIC POST: First posted 5th March, 2009

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you know this already. But, I think it will be good for me to announce this publicly, without anonymity.

A couple of years ago, I had some tests done because I had never had a period. I was 20 at the time and didn’t really care too much. I mean, no period? Yay! I never considered that a bad thing.

But, it was time to find out what was wrong with me. Having scoured the Internet for the past year, I had ruled out a lot of things, though there was one thing in particular I had not ruled out. And that was Swyer syndrome.

Well, after the tests, it turns out that I was right. It was Swyer syndrome. This is an intersex condition that is not detectable unless chromosomal tests are done or puberty is stunted, whichever comes first. In my case, it was not until February 2007 that my diagnosis was given.

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