Classification: News

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
web page.

Missed the broadcast? You may be able to listen to the show in RealAudio
at their web site after the broadcast.




All Things Considered

Cheryl Chase

Intersex Society of North America

Ambiguous Genitalia Support Network

PO Box 313

Clements, CA 95227

HELP (Hermaphrodite Education and Listening Post)