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What's wrong with the way intersex has traditionally been treated?

In the 1950s, a team of medical specialists at Johns Hopkins University developed what has come to be called the “optimum gender of rearing” system for treating children with intersex. The notion was that the main thing you had to do in cases of intersex ...

page - ISNA - 02/10/2005 - 12:08

What is intersex?

Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female ...

page - ISNA - 02/10/2005 - 12:46

ISNA's Amicus Brief on Intersex Genital Surgery

... surgery on her would subject her to an unnecessary risk of irreversible harm and violate her human rights. During the past ... new scholarly work which considers medical management of intersex children, and the surrounding psychosocial issues. Based upon that ...

page - ISNA - 03/22/2004 - 11:20

What is the agenda of the intersex patient advocacy movement?

... at the First World Congress: Hormonal and Genetic Basis of Sexual Differentiation Disorders, Tempe Arizona, May 17-18 2002 Chase, Cheryl. "What is the Agenda of the Intersex Patient Advocacy Movement?" Endocrinologist . 13(3):240-242, ...

personal blog entry - Cheryl Chase - 08/17/2004 - 08:48

What evidence is there that you can grow up psychologically healthy with intersex genitals (without "normalizing" surgeries)?

A lot of people think that doctors do “normalizing” surgeries on infants and children with intersex because, if they didn’t, those children would grow up to be very ... you heard us right: there’s virtually no evidence of people with “uncorrected” intersex genitals suffering increased ...

page - ISNA - 09/27/2005 - 14:17

Press Information (San Francisco Human Rights Commission Report)

... Investigation into the Medical ‘Normalization’ of Intersex People , declaring that the standard medical approach to intersex ...

page - ISNA - 11/10/2005 - 08:21

Suggestions for Writing about Intersex

1. Take what intersex people have to say about their own lives and bodies into account. Many times the experiences and knowledge of people who have intersex conditions are undervalued because others (such as ... their expertise might, in some ways, be deeper than that of professionals. 2. Think critically about all texts that deal with ...

page - April Herndon - 11/08/2005 - 12:41

Why is ISNA using "DSD"?

Founded in 1993, the Intersex Society of North America has always had reforming medical care for children with intersex conditions as one of its cherished goals. In our early years, ISNA also served as a support ...

personal blog entry - ISNA - 07/13/2006 - 13:06

V-Day endorses ISNA's mission to end violence against intersex people

... Urges local V-Day productions to raise awareness about intersex lives Contact: Emi Koyama, Intersex Society of North America emi@isna.org (preferred) or 503-288-3191 (voicemail) ...

page - ISNA - 01/18/2002 - 00:00

Intersex in the Age of Ethics (ed Alice Dreger)

Intersex in the Age of Ethics marks the first time an entire volume has been dedicated to the exploration of the ethics of intersex treatment. It could not be more timely; professional ...

page - ISNA - 02/11/2005 - 09:10

Intersex Declared a Human Rights Issue

... Investigation into the Medical ‘Normalization’ of Intersex People , declaring that the standard medical approach to intersex ...

personal blog entry - Cheryl Chase - 07/01/2005 - 10:07

Shifting the Paradigm of Intersex Treatment

Download a pdf of this document that can be printed on a single sheet, double-sided. Shifting the Paradigm of Intersex Treatment   Prepared by Alice Dreger, Ph.D., for the ...

page - ISNA - 02/08/2005 - 18:36

Press Release: Intersex Activists to Speak at Connecticut Bi/Trans/Intersex Conference

... contact: Emi Koyama < emi@isna.org > Intersex activists Esther Morris, Raven Kaldera and Emi Koyama will speak at ... political activism." Esther Morris is the founder of mrkh.org , the network for women with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser ...

page - ISNA - 10/08/2001 - 23:00

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 ... recommends. Children with intersex, parents of those children, and adults with intersex should be treated in an open, ...

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

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

... in the Hastings Center Report criticizing the standard of care for the treatment of intersex 1 . (Intersex is the general term used for a variety of ...

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