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Center on Halsted: “It’s Time for the AAP to Provide Intersex Kids the Same Protections as LGBTQ Youth”

September 14th, 2017|

The Center on Halstead, a major Chicago based LGBT center, released a statement today urging the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide intersex kids with same protections as LGBTQ youth! Center CFO Kim Fountain said, “We want to celebrate the doctors who care for our community and our children—not question whether their care is misleading

Passing the Baton: Anne Tamar-Mattis’ Retirement

September 13th, 2017|

From Anne Tamar-Mattis, interACT Founder and Legal Director To all of my friends, colleagues, and fellow activists, I have a bittersweet announcement to make.  As of September 15, I am moving on from my position as Legal Director of interACT.  It has been an honor and privilege to be able to work in service to this

Statement in Support of DACA

September 12th, 2017|

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth strongly supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Intersex youth are of every immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and background, and we strive to work in solidarity to protect the rights of all in our diverse community. Rescinding DACA will leave hundred of thousands of young

Refocus Intersex Care Standards


September 7th, 2017|

Human Rights Watch and interACT sent letters to the medical associations, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Societies for Pediatric Urology, urging them to use their upcoming international medical conferences to publicly affirm their support to end medically unnecessary surgery on intersex children. Read the press release below.

Statement of Solidarity Regarding Charlottesville

August 17th, 2017|

Many of us here at interACT have been very affected by the horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are aware of how often instances of racism, anti-semitism, bigotry, and hatred occur each day in this country, and we recognize that we have our own work to do. Witnessing such a public display of white supremacy

Report from I-DSD Copenhagen Conference by Anne Tamar-Mattis

July 5th, 2017|

Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates: I spent this week in Copenhagen, Denmark, representing interACT at the I-DSD conference.  This is an international conference for medical professionals and researchers who work with intersex patients, although they also allow patient advocates to attend.  My main purpose in going was to support my spouse, Dr. Suegee Tamar-Mattis,

What Hospitalists Should Know About Intersex Adults

June 19th, 2017|

Photo interACT Youth Advocate Irene took many years ago while waiting in the hallway for her doctors. interACT supporter Elizabeth Reis is doing important work to raise awareness of the needs of intersex people in hospitals. “What Hospitalists Should Know About Intersex Adults,” published in the Summer 2016 issue of Perspectives in Biology

New study shows intersex kids doing fine without surgery!

June 9th, 2017|

For almost a quarter century, the medical community has been aware of the profound damage that can result from nonconsensual genital surgery performed on intersex infants.  But an increasingly small number of doctors still insist that such surgery should continue – simply because they don’t know what will happen to intersex kids if they don’t have surgery.  Finally, a group

Trump: End the Assault on Civil and Human Rights

June 6th, 2017|

 On June 5, 2017 interACT joined 98 other organizations in support of a letter sent by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, expressing our profound concern that the civil and human rights of all Americans are being drastically undermined by the Trump administration’s proposed deep cuts to key civil rights office budgets, the

interACT SPU Media Release Statement

May 12th, 2017|

Today marks the beginning of the annual meeting of pediatric urologists, a medical speciality often tasked with caring for the health and well being of infants born with intersex traits. In recognition of the deeply harmful impact of medically unnecessary surgical interventions that continue to this day, despite over twenty years of advocacy by intersex