Friday, August 18, 2006
Disordering the lives of children
Photo: Leading DSD expert
We are no longer hermaphrodites. We are no longer intersexed. We are all men and women with disorders of sex development according to many of the medical experts who have managed our lives over the past decades. We now have a new Consortium for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development and they are proposing to manage the lives of future children born with this disorder. What are the risks involved with this change in terminology? I think there are many.