Germany, Australia and some universities have opted to let parents and intersex individuals choose a third gender option other than male and female on official documents, birth certificates and enrollment forms. But the Organisation Intersex International Europe feels that even this option continues to stigmatize intersex individuals as "others" and does nothing to stop the harmful surgeries that unfairly allow medical officials to decide someone's gender and deprive people of their right to choose treatments best for them.
Ambrose — who appeared at age 24 as Kristi in a short documentary called XXXY — now works for The Interface Project, a non-profit legal advocacy group for intersex individuals. The Interface Project discourages doctors and parents from administering sex-assignment surgery for intersex infants. Rather, they suggest explaining the condition to their children, providing medical and emotional counseling for intersex children and their families and letting the child have a say in their biological determination when they are older and more informed.
Watch the XXXY documentary below: