However, I did manage to get through the Pulitzer Prize winning Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
This was a book about Cal, formerly Calliope, and the explanation of how the child became a hermaphrodite through his family history, reaching back several generations of family incest.
One can understand the choices that the elders make in marrying family initially, and that is what makes the story all the more tragic. These people had fear for their actions, and this anxiety proved true.
The only problem was, Calliope had been raised to the point of teenage girl, before ever finding out that she had a predominantly male genetic structure. When her family attempts to have her "fixed," she runs off and assumes her new identity as Cal.
It is an epic story and an excellent read. If I could ask for more it would be to further learn about the identity crisis that Cal had, although it does explain the loneliness that he feels throughout the course of his life.
I think that just about anyone with invisible illness can relate to those with combination genitals. Just because we aren't of the norm, does not mean that we are not real people with real feelings. If anything, the book made me feel even more accepting of the unknown.
I highly recommend.