Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:13PM
Several of our members say the 1990 Cosmo article titled "The Missing Vagina" by Noreen Nash Siegel, was helpful in their journey to understanding.
DSDs (Disorders of Sex Development, also known as intersex) were in the spotlight on a September 21, 2007 episode of OPRAH. Dr. Alice Dreger spoke on fetal sexual development and different DSDs. Women affected by DSDs - Lynnell, Hida, and Katie - also appeared to talk about their own experiences growing up and living with DSDs.
Jeffrey Eugenides also appeared to talk about his book "Middlesex".
To see clips, information and photos from the show, please visit Oprah's site here.
For a clip of Dr. Dreger's educational piece click here.
"What Sex Am I?", Chicago Reader, by Dennis Rodkin, February 1, 2007.
When Cynthia was born, doctors took their best guess as to whether she was a girl or a boy, and a surgeon altered her ambiguous genitalia to match. But her experience and the experience of other adults like her have led doctors and activists to radically...
"What if It's (Sort of) a Boy and (Sort of) a Girl?", New York Times, by Elizabeth Weil, September 24, 2006
When Brian Sullivan — the baby who would before age 2 become Bonnie Sullivan and 36 years later become Cheryl Chase — was born in New Jersey on Aug. 14, 1956, doctors kept his mother, a Catholic housewife, sedated for three days until they could decide what to tell her...