Monday, September 10, 2007

DSD - Is there really a consensus?

by Curtis E. Hinkle

We in OII have been interested in the new term which those who feel they speak for us are now imposing on us. Just as our sex was imposed on us without our consent, now the experts and DSD activists are imposing pejorative terminology on us as our new identity. Was there really any consultation of those directly affected by this new pejorative identity label? It appears there was not. Most of us do not identify as disordered nor do we feel that our sex is disordered.

On the following site, those interested were invited to respond to an article on Disorders of Sex Development. You will notice that there are almost no intersex adults in favor of this. The main proponents are doctors and in one case, a woman who is both a parent and a doctor (Arlene B. Baratz, MD).

Scroll down to read letters from intersex activists about DSD on the following site:

The Organisation Intersex International did a survey:
DSD Survey results thus far: