We consider this an excellent resource by Virginia Isaacs Cover MSW and we are especially grateful for her taking the time out from life to write it. This is the nitty-gritty of Sex Chromosome Variations filled to the rafters with information and experiences less spoken of. Certainly a book you’ll find difficult not to finish in one sitting.

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“With respect specifically to the gender identity and sexual preference diversity of the 47, XXY, population, the SCA community has to acknowledge this as one manifestation of the genetic phenotype. For many people, particularly those with conservative religious and social views, it may be a real challenge to embrace this as a consequence of genetic and hormonal variation. I am understanding of those who may view this from a different set of moral standards, but the evidence is increasingly strong that people who are gay and bisexual, or who have gender dysphoria or see themselves as intersex, do not choose this dilemma for themselves. They are born with these differences, and there is increasing evidence that genetics plays a strong role. To the extent that those of us who want X and Y chromosome variations to be seen strictly as medical and developmental conditions, it isn’t possible to be accepting most of the phenotypic manifestations, while continuing to believe that the sexual orientation and gender identity issues are stigmatizing, and therefore better-kept secret”

XXY, XXX, XYY. A Guide For Families and Individuals