AIC (now InterACT) launched a brochure on “What we wish our doctors knew” for Intersex Awareness Day 2012, written by the youth leadership development program, Inter/Act.
Now, for the first time, young people born with intersex conditions have a platform. This program helps them to speak directly to their doctors about how they experience treatment. Inter/Act allows young people a safe place to voice the complicated emotions of that come with an intersex condition. They can express their concerns, encouragement, fear, hope and anger – something those protesters in Boston were unable to do.
For these reasons alone What We Wish Our Doctors Knew is revolutionary. AIC and Inter/Act believe this document will serve to advance the dialogue between young people, parents, medical providers and activists, and we’re sharing it with you.
* Please note that the “DSD” acronym, used in the leaflet, is controversial as it can’t be distinguished from “Disorders of Sex Development”.