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Stories of non-intersex people helping the cause and supporting intersex rights.

  • Dr. Rachel Levine faces the camera with a slight smile. She is a white transgender woman with long gray hair and black rimmed glasses.

Dr. Rachel Levine and her Colleagues at HHS Have a Big Opportunity the Media Isn’t Talking About

January 19th, 2021|

Dr. Rachel Levine, President-elect Biden’s nominee for Assistant Health Secretary, has been my professional mentor. I know she’s a perfect choice for the job. She’s also someone with unique opportunities to carry intersex communities’ needs forward. By Katie Baratz Dalke, MD, MBE Former interACT Board President     I’m a psychiatrist who’s dedicated much of

  • Headshots of 9 doctors doing work for intersex people. The 9 are arranged on a grid with an intersex flag in the corner.

9 Doctors Changing the Face of Healthcare for Intersex People

October 25th, 2020|

We’re grateful for the MDs working every day for intersex bodily autonomy. Here’s 9 who give us hope. By Hans Lindahl     Too many members of intersex communities are survivors of medical harm. Many endure the effects of infant genital surgeries that changed their lives before they were old enough to speak. Some intersex

  • A group of ~100 med students on a staircase, posing with a large banner reading Won't Be Erased.

Medical Student Pride Alliance at Stanford Hosts Fundraising Rally for interACT

November 2nd, 2018|

Photo: Claire Rhee, Stanford Med student   The doctors of the future have spoken: “We will not tolerate any course of action that harms our community.” Stanford University's chapter of Medical Student Pride Alliance organized a fundraiser and rally following last week's #WontBeErased movement. In a gesture to affirm intersex, transgender, and gender expansive people, the group

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

“Love is the Best Medicine”: Why I am Proud of my Intersex Family

July 1st, 2014|

Earlier this month (6/1/14) Arlene Baratz, AIC Board member, spoke at Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church (Pittsburgh, PA) and gave an inspiring speech raising intersex awareness in honor of Pride month. Read to uncover Arlene’s personal journey with intersex as she describes what it was like to complete medical school and the surprise she had when

Turning the Lens Inward: Interview with Anne Tamar-Mattis

June 23rd, 2014|

AIC is proud to share the first in a series of interviews with key leaders and supporters who have helped make AIC the strong organization we are today! To kick off the series and in celebration of her upcoming 45th Birthday, our first interview is with AIC Executive Director Anne Tamar-Mattis: 1.     How did you

Advocates for Informed Choice Speaks with philosopher and intersex ally Dr. Ellen Feder about her forthcoming book Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine

April 21st, 2014|

Reflecting upon what prompted her to author Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine, American University philosophy professor Ellen Feder explains that she did not initially set out to write a book.  However, after 15 years of study, field research and collaboration with the parents of intersex children, intersex youth, and adults, Feder

Celebration of Community Empowerment this Intersex Awareness Day by Anne Tamar Mattis

October 25th, 2013|

Saturday October 26, 2013 is International Intersex Awareness Day (IAD).  This day marks the anniversary of the October 26, 1996 demonstration where activists and allies held a public demonstration demanding visibility and justice in Boston, where the American Academy of Pediatrics held its annual conference.   IAD has become an international day of grass-roots action