Intersex Issues

Organisation Intersex International (OII)
OII uses a person-centered approach to healing and creating wholeness amongst intersex communities as opposed to garnering help from the medical community. They do not believe in focusing on body parts and/or defining intersex children as having disorders of sex development or any other "sicknesses."

When Gender Isn't a Given
an article originally from the New York Times.

A Human Rights Investigation in the Medical "Normalization" of Intersex People
(from the preface) "On May 27, 2004, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission held a public hearing to investigate the issue of "normalizing" medical interventions being performed on intersex infants and children. The public hearing and this report resulted from requests from people with intersex anatomies for the Commission to explore the question of unwanted, "normalizing" interventions performed on children born with "ambiguous genitalia." Specifically, the Commission became concerned that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism were strong social forces that contributed to the decision-making process for assigning sex and gender to intersex children through "normalizing" genital surgeries and sex hormone treatments."

Intersex Initiative
Intersex Initiative (IPDX) is a Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions.

Bodies Like Ours
Bodies Like Ours: Intersex Information and Peer Support Bodies Like Ours seeks to end the shame and secrecy that surrounds people born intersexed and/or with atypical genitals through community and peer support.

Since March 2008, Accord Alliance believes in promoting comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) while fostering collaborations among all stakeholders.