Gendercare IPUT-1
(Intersex Parental Uncertainty Survey) in English

Created by M. Italiano (2003) and adapted by Wal Torres (2003)

WHO MAY ANSWER THE SURVEY
Only if you has/had a child with intersex of any kind (child with genital malformation) or hermaphroditism (genital tissues of both sexes), determined by doctors, assigned surgically as a baby or a small child or not. If you had surgically assigned your child with female genitals, and also with female education and rearing, or male surgery and rearing, inform us thru the forms below.

INSTRUCTIONS
1.You have questions about your child, about the staff that took care of your child and about yourself
2.Remember ...and answer the questions
3.Read each question and answer remembering if the question isTrue or Uncertain or False.
4.If the question applied to you, and was true or almost true, answer TRUE.
5.If the question DONT applied to you, or applied but was untrue or almost untrue, answer FALSE.
6.If the question applied to you, but was not really true or false, answer UNCERTAIN
7.Please, answer all questions.


Your name (optional):
Your age(mandatory):
Your email (mandatory):
Your Country (mandatory):
Your Village (mandatory):



Your child had a baby or small child assignment surgery or not (mandatory):
female male no surgery


Your child was assigned as (mandatory):
female male


Your child was reared as (mandatory):
female male


Do you know what kind of problem your child had during gestation ???(mandatory):
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome-AIS
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia- CAH
Genetic Mosaicism
I don't know
Other
Describe that other possibility with your own words, please:


Who told you?
The Staff
Other Experts Later
Nobody never told me

QUESTIONS



1.The genital condition of my child was explained to my satisfaction.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
2.I never had questions about my child's genital condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
3.I have questions about my child's original genital condition, but never thought of asking.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
4.I have questions about my child's genital condition, but never had the oportunity to ask.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
5.I have questions about my child's genital condition, but didn't feel confortable asking.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
6.I had questions about my child's genital original condition, but they were addressed adequately by the staff.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
7.Some questions I had about my child's condition were addressed adequately by the staff and some were not.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
8.The staff appeared to be in disagreement about issues related to my child's condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
9.None of my questions to the staff about my child's condition were addressed adequately.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
10.I agree with the staff's explanation for need of treatments (early assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
11.My child's genital appearence before treatment (assignment surgery) bothered me.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
12.My child looked alot different than other children before treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
13.My child still looks alot different than other children even after treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
14.Aspects of my child's condition were kept hidden from me.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
15.I think that there may still be some undisclosed information about my child's condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
16.I think that there may still be some undisclosed information about the treatment that my child received for their condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
17.My child acted just like others before treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
18.My child acted differently than other children before treatment.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
19.My child acts just like other children even after treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
20.My child acts differently than other children even after treatment (assigment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
21.At home, school, and/or play, others treat my child differently than they treat other children.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
22.Friends and peers of my children are aware of aspects of my child's condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
23.It bothers me that my child had to have this condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
24.I think it bothers other people that my child has this condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
25.Other people have not been officially told of my child's condition, but I think that they might know.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
26.I think it bothers my child that they have this condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
27.Sometimes I wonder if my child was assigned the correct way.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
28.My child shows possibly he/she was assigned to a sex is not trully his/her real one.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
29.My child shows openly that we assigned him/her in the wrong way.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
30.My child was assigned as a girl and shows dissatisfaction with its assignment.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
31.My child was assigned as a boy and shows dissatisfaction with its assignment.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
32.My child has been given no information about their condition.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
33.My child has been given alot of information about their condition by staff members.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
34.My child has been given alot of information about their condition from me and other members of the family.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
35.I can remember details of how my child looked before treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
36.I am afraid the treatment (assignment surgery) has damaged the genital sensitivity and the genital nerves of my child.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
37.I wish I could remember how my child looked before treatment (assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
38.I wish I could forget how my child looked before treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
39.I think my child remembers how they looked before treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
40.I think that my child would prefer that no one changed them with any kind of sex surgery.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
41.Today I am afraid, accepting that the sex assignment surgery of my child, I was thinking more of my feelings, than of my child's feelings.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
42.I think that my child wishes that they could forget how they looked before treatment.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
43.I think that my child wishes that they could remember how they looked before treatment (sex assigment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
44.The staff encouraged discussion of my child's condition with family, relatives, friends, and/or peers.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
45.The staff discouraged discussion of my child's condition with family, relatives, friends and/or peers..
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
46.The staff appeared to be in disagreement as to whether to discuss my child's condition with family, relatives, friends, and/or peers.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
47.The staff did not address the discussion of my child's condition with family, relatives, friends and /or peers.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
48.Today, I feel my child is suffering to have that condition (assignment surgery treatment).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
49.Today, I feel my child is suffering to have been born as a different child (intersex condition).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
50.The staff claimed that my child would develop a clear identity as a male or a female only with treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
51.The staff claimed that my child would develop a clear identity as a male or a female even without treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
52.The staff appeared to be in disagreement about my child's development of a clear identity as a male or a female without treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
53.The staff appeared to be in disagreement about my child's development of a clear identity as a female or a male, even with treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
54.The staff did not address my child's development of a clear identity as a male or as a female without treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
55.The staff did not address my child's development of a clear identity as a male or as a female even with treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
56.The staff claimed that there could be identity problems without treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
57.The staff claimed that there could be identity problems even with treatment (sex assignment surgery).
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
58.The staff stressed the importance of family, relatives, and /or peers in the development of my child of a secure identity as a male or as a female.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
59.The staff stressed that family, relatives, and/or peers were not important in the development in my child of a secure identity as a male or as a female.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
60.The staff appeared to be in disagreement on the importance of family, relatives, and/or peers in the development in my child of a secure identity as a male or as a female..
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
61.Today my child shows signs of happiness and harmony, with his/her condition, after sex assignment surgery and sex of rearing were in harmony.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
62.Today my child show signs of a lot of sufferings, with his/her condition, after sex assignment surgery and rearing in a way which probably was not in accord with his/her inner feelings.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
63.The staff didn't address the importance of family, relatives, and/ or peers in the development in my child of a clear identity as a male or as a female.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
64.Today my child shows signs of distress and happiness even without a sex assignment surgery.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
65.Today my child show signs of happiness even without a sex assignment surgery, showing also a good adaptation to his/her sex of rearing.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
66.Today my child shows signs of sufferings, doesn't accept the sex of rearing we always intended to teach him/her, and shows he/she would like to be assigned to the other gender..
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
67.My child was sex assigned surgically as a baby, and reared as a girl/boy; but today, he/she doesn't accept in the sex we reared him/her and says that they would like to be reassigned to the other gender.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
68.My child was not surgically assigned to a sex, and now is showing signs that they would like to be assigned to the female/male gender.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
69.My child was not surgically assigned to a sex, and dont show up until now any sign that they intended to have a surgical assignment one day.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
70.When my child was a baby I agreed with the staff and accepted a sex assignment surgery for her/him, but today I know the best way, not for parents, but for the child, is to wait until the child shows what is the better way.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
71.Today I am aware, the best way is to respect over all opinions, the feelings of my child.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
72.Now I know, the best way is to respect the child's feelings; but for my child, now it is too late.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
73.Today, new results and ideas are showing, the best way is to wait for the child show his/her gender identity first, and only later on if the child asks for it we may suggest a sex assignment surgery.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
74.Today my adolescent shows, after treatment (sex assignment surgery) when he/she was a baby, he/she remains without sensation, with no possibility of sexual pleasure.
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN
75.To decide the sex and gender of children is too difficult and too dangerous. Let us wait they decide for themselves..
TRUE FALSE UNCERTAIN


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