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Does the Study of History Affect Clinical Practice? Intersex as a Case Study: The Physician’s View

... and psychological therapies to make them unequivocally male or female. However, the functional and psychological results of this ... weight to the ethical proposition that individuals with intersex have a right to autonomously decide their futures and be free ...

page - Cheryl Chase - 02/11/2005 - 20:09

What's the difference between being transgender or transsexual and having an intersex condition?

... transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with typical male or female anatomies but feel as though they’ve been born into the ...

page - April Herndon - 03/08/2006 - 11:41

More Evidence People Did Well without Surgery!

... for our visitors what she learned about whether people with intersex faired well or poorly in the era before pediatric ... with a predominantly female anatomy or appearance but male gonads having sex with a man? Homosexual, because of the male gonads. But a patient who was predominantly female and had male gonads ...

personal blog entry - April Herndon - 10/19/2005 - 12:16

Finding the Words

... My father, a surgeon, looked at me. The father I loved with abandon. The father who agreed to let this be done to me. The father who ... of madness. One of the things about being born with genitals that challenge what is considered normal, is that no one ever tells ...

page - ISNA - 02/11/2005 - 15:00

A Mother's and Daughter's Experience Rejecting Clitoral Surgery

... 1998 interview conducted by Alice Dreger and Cheryl Chase with an adult woman, identified here asSue,” and her mother, identified ... smaller one. . . . There are some people who are born with genitals more ambiguous than Sue’s. Margaret: Well, I guess a lot of it ...

personal blog entry - Alice Dreger - 09/10/2004 - 07:03

Interview with Dr. Arika Aiert

... We are pleased to be able to present this rare interview with the controversial researcher Dr. Arika Aiert, author of Sex and Gender: ... “top” and a “bottom,” so we have a male gender person on top and a female gender person on the bottom. It works ...

page - ISNA - 02/11/2005 - 13:39

Talking with your doctor about HRT

Individuals who have had their gonads (ovaries, testes, and/or ovotestes) removed are at increased risk for severe osteoporosis, a ... These problems may sometimes be treated or avoided with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Yet several people have informed us ...

page - Alice Dreger - 04/03/2005 - 07:57

Intersex Treatment as Standard Medical Practice, or, How Wrong I Was

... for a variety of conditions under which a person is born with something other than standard male or standard female anatomy.) I ended that article by arguing that the ...

personal blog entry - Alice Dreger - 02/02/2005 - 22:56

What does ISNA recommend for children with intersex?

After years of consultation with people with intersex conditions, their parents, their healthcare providers, and others, the following Patient-Centered Model is what ISNA ... born without one. Surgeries done to make the genitals look “more normal” should not be performed until a child ...

page - ISNA - 02/10/2005 - 12:11

Colombia Brief en Espanol

... Hermafroditas con Actitud (Hermaphrodites with Attitude) con noticias sobre movimientos de defensa al paciente ... Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 1993. The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are not Enough. The Sciences 33 (2):20-25. (Adjunto: ... and Susan W. Baker. 1996. Gender change from female to male in classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Hormones and Behavior ...

page - ISNA - 03/18/2007 - 12:33

Joan Whelan address to Robert Wood Johnson Medical

... Until a couple of years ago I was not even familiar with the word intersexed even though I was born with Congenital Adrenal ... been that anyone who had to grow up with such defective genitals would be psychologically damaged and might even become suicidal. The ...

page - ISNA - 02/08/2005 - 17:13

How can you assign a gender (boy or girl) without surgery?

... have been done and the parents have consulted with the doctors on which gender the child is more likely to feel as she or he ... cloacal exstrophy and XY chromosomes will grow up to feel male. Why shouldn’t children with intersex be raised in a ... never be, a discrete biological category any more than male or female is, and because assigning an “intersex” gender would ...

page - ISNA - 12/06/2005 - 20:52

Press Release:: 4/10 Children Treated for Intersex Develop Psychological Disorders

... of psychological problems in a population of 59 children with a variety of intersex conditions. 44 were assigned female; 5 male. All those with ambiguous genitalia were subjected to genital surgery. ...

page - ISNA - 03/03/2005 - 04:03

The Murk Manual: How to Understand Medical Writing on Intersex

... rank, and serial number. androgen Andro =male; gen =making. Androgens are administered to infants to prevent their ... 1. A male intersexual when the endocrinologist is through with him. 2. A female intersexual whom the urologist has not seen yet. ...

page - ISNA - 02/11/2005 - 09:06

Does having a Y chromosome make someone a man?

... syndrome (CAIS). It is true that in typical male development, the SRY gene on the tip of the Y chromosome helps to send ... sex determination and differentiation; for example, women with CAIS have the SRY gene but lack androgen receptors. In terms of ...

page - April Herndon - 09/11/2005 - 08:01