Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Easing transitions with gender assignment

Executive Director Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC) has written an overview for medical professionals on gender transition as it pertains to intersex people:


That led to a discussion about use of terms like "disorders" and "conditions" to describe these characteristics and traits. I have asked her if I could publish our correspondence on this, excerpts of which are listed below.

Thanks for this article. It's a shame you didn't acknowledge the controversy about repathologizing intersex people by describing their traits as "disorders of sex development" or "DSD." This push by the Accord Alliance and its predecessor ISNA is considered highly problematic to many forward-thinking researchers and people with these traits. See for instance noted intersex researcher Milton Diamond:


Her reply:

To read the whole article:
Click here

This is a service provided by the
Organisation Intersex International