Networking between syndrome specific health movements and pan-Intersex social activism, some reflections on our experience in Italy,

  • Daniela Crocetti (Speaker)
  • Claudia Balsamo (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This joint presentation from Claudia Balsamo (teacher; activist AISIA; CESD) and Daniela Crocetti (social scientist; activist CESD) intends to provoke discussion regarding overlapping and/or differing requests, issues and strategies posed by syndrome specific health movements and pan-Intersex social activism groups. Addressing our overlapping experience interacting or working with these various realities (AISIA; Nascere Klinefelter; Intersexioni; Zwischengeschlecht) as a case study, we will reflect on the discord and solutions that arise to address medical treatment of DSD/Intersex in Italy based on these different perspectives and
strategies. We intend to focus on the positive results of the differing strategies as well as areas that continue to require further attention. We hope that this presentation will stimulate a discussion on how these often diverging strategies (collaboration with medical teams, versus a strong anti-medicalization approach) impact medical practice and the social perception of Intersex/DSD, and how future research can work to incorporate all of these voices.
Period24 Sep 2016
Event titleAfter the Recognition of Intersex Human Rights
Event typeConference
LocationGuildford, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational