Janik Bastien-Charlebois on medical treatment of intersex bodies

Janik Bastien-Charlebois

“Sanctioned Sexualities: the medical treatment of intersex bodies and voices” by Janik Bastien-Charlebois

ILGA have published a long-form text by professor Janik Bastien-Charlebois on the medical treatment of intersex bodies and voices.

This text is based on, and has evolved from a communication given by Janik Bastien Charlebois on the panel «Sanctioned sexualities» at the ILGA International World Congress that took place in Mexico between October the 27th and 31th, 2014.

Entitled «The Medical Treatment of intersex bodies and voices», it introduces the readers to the medical treatment intersex people are subjected to, encompassing not only bodily management of minors and information related to them, but also reaction to adults speaking up and being critical of their protocols. Since many people are unfamiliar with what intersex means and what issues we face, this text slowly spirals up in depth and details. It stands halfway between academic text and essay so as to be in line with conversations that are taking place on political levels.

Read the introduction by ILGA, with a link to the full text