Friday, February 20, 2009

Eugenics and DSD Terminology

The Organisation Intersex International is opposed to pathologisation of intersex bodies, development and identities. OII has warned that the new terminology – DSD ( "Disorders of Sex Development" which most intersex people find offensive) and the protocols associated with this new terminology will reinforce eugenics and the solution will be our elimination from the gene pool. There is little one can do if our sex is officially a disorder both medically and legally. It is important to resist this. (For more information on DSD: Click here)

Eugenics is already in full progress and it is very sad to inform you of what is happening with intersex embryos.

The following is a website link to a clinic in New York and Los Angeles:

The following is the pasted paragraph from that web page:

"PGD" (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) has taken sex selection to the next and most successful level ever (greater than 99.9%). Results from our PGD process far exceed reported results from any and all other processes. The PGD process allows nature to take a more natural course in the fertilization process. Sperm that have been filtered by our standard sperm preparation process are allowed to fertilize the eggs obtained from the female "in vitro" (in our highly specialized fertility laboratory). The embryos resulting from this specialized fertilization process are then screened by our genetics team to determine both their gender and that selected chromosome pairs have resulted in an expected normal genetic pairing outcome (this process is called "aneuploidy" screening). This gender determination process at the very early development level as made famous by our Center, has resulted in the ability to provide sex selection results for the chosen gender far in excess of 99.9%. The aneuploidy (abnormal chromosome count) screening process also employed at the time of PGD gender determination also allows for the detection of limited genetic count abnormalities as a routine or for the optional screening of the embryos for a wide variety of additional genetic abnormalitites. Upon request, we can screen for genetic abnormalities such as Down's syndrome (one "extra" chromosome 21), Turner's syndrome (the absence of one of the two "X" chromosomes normally found in a female), and Kleinfelter's syndrome (a male with one "Y" chromosome and 2 "X" chromosomes instead of the normally found single "X" chromosome). New DNA microarray technology also provides us the option of screening embryos for a full (46 chromosome) genetic count. We are also able to provide those patients known to carry specific personal or family genetic diseases the ability to screen the embryos for many specific disorders. All couples meeting our standard, liberal entrance criteria will qualify for the PGD process.

This is a service of The Organisation Intersex International


  1. What a shame. My 19yo TS daughter is a competitive freestyle snowboarder. She does spins off 30 ft jumps and can pop up 10 ft out of the halfpipe.

    She's also compassionate, tenacious, and intelligent. What a lesser place this world would be without Kyla.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. Congratulations to your daughter! What an inspiration!

    Kind regards,