Medicine and Science

Intersex Medical Experimentation: The Fourteen Days of Intersex

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ON the Seventh Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex medical experimentation – medicine’s propensity for experimenting on the bodies of intersex people. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That…
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Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) conflates transsexualism with intersex variations

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Authors: Prof. M. Italiano, M.B.B.S. (A.M.), Advisor on intersex variations, Organisation Intersex International & Curtis E. Hinkle, Founder, Organisation Intersex International Article title in full: Open letter to Ieuan Hughes et al, 2007: Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) conflates transsexualism with intersex variations Year of first publication: 2007 Disclaimer: This article represents the views of its author and does…
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A Conspiracy of Deceit: Alice Dreger, ISNA, the invention of DSD and Dix Poppas of Cornell who cuts up intersex babies’ clitorises

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A Conspiracy of Deceit: Alice Dreger, ISNA, the invention of DSD and Dix Poppas of Cornell who cuts up intersex babies’ clitorises

Author: Gina Wilson, President, Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited ACADEMIC bioethicist Alice Domurat Dreger has been complaining about Cornell University’s Dr Dix P. Poppas’ practice of cutting up the clitorises of intersex children with CAH – Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia – then stimulating their mutilated sex organs with an instrument not unlike a vibrator. Yet Dreger…
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Intersex Woman Lucie Veith goes up against DSD-pathologizing doctor Olaf Hiort

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Intersex Woman Lucie Veith goes up against DSD-pathologizing doctor Olaf Hiort

INTERSEX activist Lucie Veith of  Intersexuelle Menschen e.V. (IMeV)  describes one aspect of intersex genital mutilation – IGM – as “a castration” in a face-to-face conversation with DSD fan Dr Olaf Hiort. Veith: Sie erklären intersexuelle Menschen wie mich zu Kranken, obwohl wir nicht krank sind. Sie operieren die Genitalien, ohne die Einwilligung der Betroffenen einzuholen, und…
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When medicine can be dangerous to your health and human rights – ACOG pretends that intersex is transgender

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When medicine can be dangerous to your health and human rights – ACOG pretends that intersex is transgender

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggests that intersex is transgender, when it is not in a paper, Health Care for Transgender Individuals, that has nothing to say about medical treatment specifically for intersex people. This paper could actually be dangerous to the health of intersex people, especially if US obstetricians and gynecologists…
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United Nations Committee against Torture makes historic statement on intersex, redress for intersex genital mutilation (IGM), education and more

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United Nations Committee against Torture makes historic statement on intersex, redress for intersex genital mutilation (IGM), education and more

THE UN Committee against Torture sitting in Germany from October 31 to November 25 2011 has considered a German report on torture and other abuses and has produced a groundbreaking statement on intersex and torture: Intersex people 20. The Committee takes note of the information received during the dialogue that the Ethical Council has undertaken…
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Malawi: a case of female genital mutilation (FGM)

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FEMALE genital mutilation (FGM) remains entrenched in many parts of the world, alongside intersex genital mutilation (IGM). FGM is more commonly practised outside the so-called first world whereas IGM is more commonly carried out in the so-called first world.  OII regards both practices as violations of human rights and human bodies. We call on all…
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