Nthabiseng Mokoena - Intersex Activist, South Africa

Nthabiseng Mokoena is a 25 year-old intersex woman from Pretoria, South Africa. She was born in a small rural township called Coligny in the North West Province of South Africa.

Nthabiseng was born with ambiguous genitalia, and only in 2011 at the age of 23 was she medically diagnosed with partial androgen insensitivity syndrome. Her parents chose not to have any surgeries done on her at birth and she has chosen not to have any genital reconstructive surgery.

Transgender and Intersex Africa advocates for the human rights of intersex and transgender people in rural areas and townships of South Africa and provides information and assistance to them. She is an avid reader of African literature, an obsessed soccer fan, and a proud mother!

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The Interface Project, which is supported through Astraea Foundation’s Intersex Fund, has kindly given us permission to cross-post Nthabiseng’s profile from their website. The Interface Project curates stories of people born with intersex traits — or variations of sex anatomy — because No Body Is Shameful®.

Issues and Countries: Health and Well Being, South Africa, Transgender and Intersex Issues

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