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Press
Release:
15 December 1997

 

Fresh Air on intersex

Terry Gross, host of the popular NPR program "Fresh Air," produced
by WHYY in Philadelphia,

interview intersex activist Cheryl Chase and pediatric surgeon Antoine Khoury
and social

worker Barbara Nielson, both of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
The program

aired 11 December 1997.

Khoury largely dismissed the complaints of intersex activists, insisting
that they must have had "bad surgery," and that surgery is now
much improved. Nielson agreed with intersex activists that secrecy is harmful,
citing her experience working with adopted children, but concluded that
surgery was necessary before a child goes to day care, in order to forestall
teasing by peers.

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THE FOLLOWING REAL AUDIO INTERVIEWS ON

INTERSEX ARE AVAIABLE FREE VIA INTERNET

White, Robin. 1997. All Things Considered:

Intersexuals: National Public Radio. 28 Nov.

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/archives/971128.atc.html


Tapes and transcripts available from NPR.

 

Hangin' Out with John McMullen interviews

Cheryl Chase. GloRadio, 3 Nov 1997.

http://www.gloradio.com/hoarch1197.html


 

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