Raising an intersex child: ‘This is your body. … There’s nothing to be ashamed of’

( CNN) When Stephani Lohman got her first look at her newborn in the delivery room, she playfully reached her husband, Eric, on the arm. She made a flustered commentary about how ultrasounds could get the sex of the child wrong.

“I sort of appeared around at that moment, and I find what I would describe as panic on all of the medical staff’s faces, ” Eric said.

They had expected their newborn, Rosie, to be a girl, but her mothers assured what seemed to be a penis. Eric recollected learn when he was get his doctorate about newborns born with genitalia that wasn’t typically male or female. He realized right away that Rosie was like those babies.

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