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Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

    Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards clitoral reduction surgeries on intersex baby girls and future women. Enjoy and please share widely to educate about how intersex issues are feminist issues. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sex-positive-intersex-positive_us_58e6d8d7e4b0acd784ca56cd?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003 Continue Reading

10 Reasons Why Asking “Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe

Fantastic intersex affirming piece “10 Reasons Why Asking ‘Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe,” by intersectional feminist mom and great ally Reaca Pearl. Big thanks to Ms. Pearl for writing and please share widely! https://www.romper.com/p/10-reasons-why-asking-is-it-a-boy-a-girl-makes-me-cringe-48348 Continue Reading

Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

“If I take out my implants, I wonder if I may set an example for the next generation of girls in my family that breasts do not define our femininity.” — Arisleyda Dilone Doctors perform irreversible medically unnecessary surgeries and other treatments, known as Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) on intersex babies to make them conform… Continue Reading

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

Earlier this week, GLMA, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, adopted a new resolution on the medical treatment of intersex kids, titled, “Medical and Surgical Intervention of Patients with Differences in Sex Development.” As GLMA states on their website: In what is believed to be a first for a US-based health professional association, GLMA recently revised… Continue Reading

Viloria Speaking at Stanford’s World Sexual Health Day

Viloria Speaking at Stanford’s World Sexual Health Day

ICE E.D. Hida Viloria will be speaking at World Sexual Health Day 2016, “Eliminating The Myths“, on September 29, 2016. We are honored to be included in the list of esteemed speakers, and we thank hosts, Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative, for putting together what promises to be an enlightening, entertaining event. Doors open at 5:30 and… Continue Reading

Read Intersex Narratives in New VOICES Issue

Read Intersex Narratives in New VOICES Issue

We are very pleased to share “Normalizing Interex”, the latest issue of VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB. NIB, The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, published these personal narratives from intersex people, including our own Hida Viloria, last year, and they are now openly accessible to all here in VOICES. The narratives focus on our experiences with… Continue Reading

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Morgan Holmes is a professor of sociology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who has published two books on intersex medicine and the law, including Intersex: A Perilous Difference. She is also one of the world’s earliest known intersex activists, and the first openly intersex person who our founder and E.D. saw a picture of, in a 1995… Continue Reading

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

On May 13th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a 362-page rule on the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557, the provision of the law which bans sex discrimination in health care, which included the statement: “… the prohibition on sex discrimination extends to discrimination on the basis of intersex traits or atypical sex characteristics.” This… Continue Reading

Davis on Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices

Davis on Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices

Congratulations to Georgiann Davis for another fantastic publication (If you haven’t checked out Contesting Intersex yet, you must). We look forward to reading, “Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices” (co-authored with Jodie Dewey and Erin Murphy), now out in Gender & Society, and thank and applaud Dr. Davis for being a dedicated advocate and a critical, intelligent intersex… Continue Reading

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