Sunday, October 11, 2009

Toronto hosts pro-surgery conference with Ex-gay researcher, Dr. Kenneth Zucker

The Organisation Intersex International wishes to express its disappointment that the City of Toronto is hosting a conference which will further stigmatise and promote non-consensual surgery and hormonal treatments for intersex children. This conference gives no real representation from intersex people themselves and it treats us as “disorders” of sex development, a very offensive way of speaking about us.
We further are shocked that the conference will include three interactive surgeries for participants.
We are not disordered and we want access to treatments that we CHOOSE and we want to be able to give fully informed consent. Help stop the harm. Let the organisers know how you feel about human rights for intersex people.

Founder of Organisation Internationale des Intersexués (OII)
Montréal, PQ

Here is some brief information about the conference:

III World Congress on Hypospadias and Disorders of Sex Development
The 3rd World Congress on Hypospadias and Disorders of Sex Development will take place in North America for the first time. The congress will be held both at the Hospital for Sick Children and at the Marriott Hotel Toronto Eaton Centre.
This multiprofessional conference (Urology, Gynecology, Endocrinology, Social Work, Medical Genetics, Genetic Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry) will have a portion dedicated to each specialty and another to all specialists in the plenary session. Surgeons will also have a full day with 3 live interactive surgeries and video sessions.
The conference will focus on the growing interest in the congenital urogenital problems of children where many questions remain unanswered, and will also focus on the reconstructive surgery of hypospadias and intersex, and on the psycho-social aspects of care. The congress will review the pathology in inter-sex gonads with a focus on which conditions are more likely to have malignancy and to relate this data to the timing of gonadectomy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - Sunday, November 15, 2009
Marriott Hotel Toronto
525 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2
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DSD Conference and Zucker

Zucker is moderating two of the talks at the upcoming conference on Hypospadias and Disorders of Sex Development in Toronto, and he is giving one himself.
Click here for list of events
Notice the way he titles his sessions, using 'disorders' over and over again, and mentioning "brain development" and "psychosexual differentiation and disorders" so as to insinuate that intersex kids are "mental cases" too.
I think Zucker is now attempting to initiate a new patient flow - i.e., to have the parents of intersex kids who have been surgically "corrected" to send them to him for "mental corrections" too.
Zucker's talks:
Moderator, Zucker: Sex Differences in Brain Development: Relevance to Injury and Disorders of Mental Health
Moderator, Zucker: The Cellular Mechanism Establishing Sex Differences in the Brain Relevant to Reproduction
Speaker, Zucker: Psychosexual Differentiation and Disorders Associated with Disorders of Sexual Development


  1. It's people like Zucker who makes me feel ashamed of beeing human

  2. Hi All,

    Zucker and creatures like him are evil. I was subjected to to Zucker style behaviour modification without consent in 1983 when I was seventeen and left suicidal by it.

    In 1982, I was sent for expert counselling and sexually attacked by Deenesh khoosal, now the UKs chief expert in 'males with gender dysphoria'. I was his first target and have wriiten eveidence that he was thoroughly dishonest. I am fighting for a public trial.

    It is time that the pathologising labels of 'disorder' were very publicly challenged and the Nazi idea that you can torture kids out of being who they are.

    I have a blog here and my latest post features my cousin, the great Canadian war hero Major Charles Ferguson Hoey MC VC.

    There are also video testimonies on utube 'Kate Middleton on Human Rights abuses'.

    Please support me and leave comments - they must stop psychological and surgical experimentation