Release: 5 February 1998
Fox TV news covers intersex controversy
WHAT: A news feature by FOX TV News Chicago covers the ongoing controversy
over medical management of intersexuality.
WHO: Interviewed in the segment are ANGELA MORENO, who rebuts the argument
that "modern" clitoral surgery is less damaging than older surgeries
openly labeled clitorectomy; MS. MORENO'S PARENTS, who support her
activism; ROBERT HATCH MD, a surgeon who continues to advocate
emergency interventions in keeping with the traditional model; JUSTINE
SCHOBER MD, a urologist who advocates against early genital surgery; ALICE
DREGER PHD, a
historian and narrative ethicist who argues that the secrecy, misrepresentation,
and experimental early genital surgery advocated in the traditional
medical model are unethical; and CHERYL CHASE, founder of the Intersex
Society of North America.
WHEN: Most likely to air during 9 PM news Feb
9 1998 in Chicago. Fox affiliates in other cities may also broadcast
that day or later in the week; call your Fox affiliate and ask about the
intersex feature from Fox Chicago.