Intersexuality Care in a State of Flux:
Intersexuality Care in a State of Flux: A Panel Discussion on Research and Clinical Opportunities for Pediatric Psychologists (American Psychological Association 2007 Convention)
- Nabil El-Ghoroury PhD (MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland OH)
- David Sandberg PhD (University of Michigan)
- Cheryl Chase (Intersex Society of North America)
The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to learn about the state of the art in research and clinical care with individuals with DSDs, with an emphasis on the potential role of pediatric psychologists. Participants in the panel include a pediatric psychologist, a pediatric urologist and a patient advocate. The panel discussion will include relevant background information on DSDs that pediatric psychologists should be aware of, medical and psychosocial interventions, and ethical issues. Case examples will be used to highlight how pediatric psychologists can help families and medical staff. Ample time will be allotted to open discussion with audience participants on questions related to clinical care and research.