Welcome, Oprah Viewers!

On Friday, September 21, Oprah discussed intersex (disorders of sex development) with Katie, Hida, Lynnell, and Arlene on The Oprah Show.

For more information regarding the issues raised this episode, please see DSD Guidelines for a free downloadable Handbook for Parents and Clinical Guidelines, a suggested reading list and links to diagnosis-specific support groups.

For more information and peer support regarding Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and a wide variety of related conditions, including 5-Alpha Reductase Deficiency (the syndrome referred to in the book Middlesex), please visit the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group in the U.S. or the British group’s more comprehensive website, www.aissg.org.

Here at Intersex Society of North America, we encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also order videos, or make a donation to support our work.

As of last year, there is a new international medical consensus that families and people affected by disorders of sex development should receive patient-centered care, as outlined in the DSD Guidelines. ISNA is working to make this kind of care a reality. If you would like to help us, please consider making a donation to support our work.

If you would like to discuss the show with other Oprah viewers, visit the Oprah Message Boards.

Want to see some photos of real people with Disorders of Sex Development who are not ashamed to talk about it? See photos at DSD Guidelines site and photos at Oprah’s website.

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