But some doctors and bioethicists argue that calling intersex surgeries “torture” could end up doing more harm than good for kids born with ambiguous genitalia. This week the United Nations convened its first meeting to address the issue of human rights violations against people with ambiguous genitalia, also known as intersex. The UN Human Rights […]
When Teenage Girls Find Out They’re Genetically Male For Stephanie, telling a partner about her male chromosomes was never a problem—mainly because her first doctor didn’t even tell her about them. Now 43, the South Carolina resident was diagnosed with “under-developed ovaries” at the age of 16 and had them removed. When she and her […]
Biology that isn’t binary BY MICAELA CORN WITH ERICA LLOYD Spring 2015 “When I look back, I can see that [change] is happening,” she says. “It always seems very slow while you’re doing it, but it’s such a different world from when my family was young, and I’m very grateful for that.” – See […]
Posted September 7th, 2015 by Q Ragsdale The United Nations Human Rights Campaign just published this new fact sheet on Intersex as part of their “Free and Equal” Campaign from the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (UN OHCH). To better explain intersex issues, the fact sheet states that intersex is “an umbrella term […]
Check out this video clip! Bailey De Young mentions attending the AIS-DSD Support Group Conference in her latest interview about the upcoming season of MTV’s hit show, Faking It. Click here to watch!
Amyhinton’s Blog What’s in the genes? My Journey: Two intersex paths that merge into one story Dear Reader, Telling my story is rather challenging and difficult. Sometimes I wonder why anyone might want to read about me. I remind myself that I have a story to tell to hopefully inform people about intersex. I was born […]
MTV’s Faking It, which premiered in April of 2014, seemed like a show crafted entirely on a flimsy gimmick: Two teen girls, tired of their status as high school nobodies, pretend to be lesbians to become popular and get elected homecoming queens… …Where Faking It has indisputably broken new ground is with the character of […]
Posted on August 13, 2015 by web_admin. Authored by Kimberly Zieselman, JD Last week in Cincinnati, Ohio I attended my seventh Androgen Insensitivity – Differences of Sex Development Support Group (AIS-DSD SG) conference and am still basking in the “orchid love.” There is nothing quite like it. About eight years ago I discovered the support […]
8/7/15 “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller Hello everyone! So I was asked by our lovely AIS-DSD president, Georgiann Davis, and also Amber Jones, to write a summary of what my first AIS-DSD conference was like. […]
Medicine: Disorders of Sex Development When delivery room doctors can’t answer a seemingly simple question—“Is it a boy or a girl?”—families head to a specialty clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. BY RACHEL STURTZ JULY 2015 -photo by James O’Brien Click here to read this article.