Release: 26 November 1997
All Thing Considered Considers Intersex
WHEN: Friday November 28, 1997
Check local NPR affiliate for broadcast frequency and time
Sources tell us that the radio program All Things Considered will run
a documentary by Robin White on medicalization of intersexuality this Friday.
White interviewed the mother who founded the Ambiguous Genitalia Support
Network; adult intersexuals who spoke about the harm done to them by shame,
secrecy, and genital surgery; pediatric endocrinologist Dr Dennis Stein;
Dr. Melvin Grumbach, whose texbook chapters render him an important figure
in the field of pediatric endocrinology, and Helena Smith, who battled
doctors determined to surgically assign her son male and who now operates
the peer support group HELP.
Check your local NPR affiliate for times. You should be able to determine
a local station carrying the program by visiting All Things Considered's
Missed the broadcast? You may be able to listen to the show in RealAudio
at their web site after the broadcast.
All Things Considered
Intersex Society of North America
Ambiguous Genitalia Support Network
PO Box 313
Clements, CA 95227
HELP (Hermaphrodite Education and Listening Post)