Archive | January, 2012

NEW Sheila Jeffreys: “Orchids sheds light on the secrecy surrounding intersex”

27 Jan

Excellent article on some of the conflicts between intersex activists and the transgender lobby, particularly regarding the medicalization of “gender” in children. A must read.

From the article:

“The demands by intersex activists that children should not be forced by the administration of surgery or hormones to fit into a sex category, is¬†diametrically at odds with the developing practice in western medicine¬†of transgendering children diagnosed with gender dysphoria through the administration of puberty blockers as early as 10 years old.

The concept and practice of transgenderism is founded in a profound belief in innate gender difference, a belief that the experience of intersex persons often contradicts.”

Read it here:

http://theconversation.edu.au/orchids-sheds-light-on-the-secrecy-surrounding-intersex-5030