Bobby McCullough and his partner Lesley Fleishman believe that in order for their newborn child to have the best possible life, their baby should be raised without a prescribed gender. The couple from Brooklyn was initially inspired by the story of a British Columbia parent who fought to omit their child's sex on their birth certificate. I just kind of realized that I could take the values that I already had with adults, and apply them to infants," explained McCullough. In Ontario, people can currently choose between "M" for male, "F" for female and "X" for non-binary on their birth certificates.
Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Since records began in , the cries of babies born every year have been predominately male. In not one year, stretching back to the start of Queen Victoria's reign, have girls outnumbered boys at birth. In , in England and Wales, for example, there were , live male births and , live female births - a difference of roughly 17, And that higher tally of males compared to females born each year is a pattern that has repeated itself for nearly years. In fact, a ratio of roughly male births for every female ones is generally seen as natural and normal. It is fairly consistent around the world, although in some countries like China and India the gap is wider because male offspring are more desirable.
'We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl': growing up intersex
Brought up as Natasha for fifteen years, Jon can remember feeling male since he was only five years old. When he eventually confides in his mother Luisa, she commits herself unconditionally to helping her child. As mother and son together they embark on an extraordinary journey of transition. For Jon the changes that followed were the things he'd always wanted.
David Reimer born Bruce Peter Reimer ; 22 August — 4 May was a Canadian man born male but raised as a girl following medical advice and intervention after his penis was severely injured during a botched circumcision in infancy. The psychologist John Money oversaw the case and reported the reassignment as successful and as evidence that gender identity is primarily learned. The academic sexologist Milton Diamond later reported that Reimer's realization that he was not a girl crystallized between the ages of 9 and 11 years  and he transitioned to living as a male at age He committed suicide after suffering severe depression. David Reimer was born in Winnipeg , Manitoba , on 22 August , the elder of identical twin boys.