Monday, September 11, 2006
DSD - Is there really a consensus?
Photo: Leading DSD Expert
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.
You can find information here about how we feel:
Scroll down to read letters from intersex activists about DSD on the following site:
You will notice that those in favor are mainly doctors.
The Organisation Intersex International did a survey:
DSD Survey results thus far: