Priorities for Intersex People

Monro, S. (Organiser), Yeadon-Lee, T. (Organiser), Daniela Crocetti (Organiser), Holly Greenberry (Participant), Joe Holliday (Participant), Jay Hayes-Light (Participant), Paul Dutton (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Description

The seminar addressed the medical treatment of Intersex traits, the rights of the child and other human rights issues, and best practices for professionals. It also highlighted the lived experiences of people with Intersex traits. The workshop addressed both best practices and lived experience, providing the opportunity for participants to engage more deeply with the topic. We were delighted to present a seminar and workshop led by Joe Holliday and Holly Greenberry from Intersex UK. Joe Holliday and Holly Greenberry have been prominent intersex campaigners for many years. People born with Intersex variations (sometimes known as variations of sex characteristics) and medically referred to with the controversial term Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) are born with variations in their sex characteristics that are perceived to fall outside the socially constructed norms for the male and female body. The medical treatment of these variations has raised criticism from Intersex people themselves, as well as many UN treaty bodies. The seminar addressed the medical treatment of Intersex traits, the rights of the child and other human rights issues, and best practices for professionals. It also highlighted the lived experiences of people with Intersex traits. The workshop addressed both best practices and lived experience, providing the opportunity for participants to engage more deeply with the topic.
Period28 Mar 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSheffield , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational