Intersex Society of North America http://www.isna.org/ The official Web site of the Intersex Society of North America, founded by and intended for intersexual individuals and activists, offers news, legal and medical information, and a vast suggested reading list. The society also publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Parents Celebrating Our Unique Children http://www.intersexsupport.org/ This site provides support to parents of intersexual children, including advice on medical topics, ranging from choosing a physician to defining surgical options.
Gender Talk http://www.gendertalk.com/ Gender Talk's content, both online and through the airwaves, touches on a broad range of topics related to gender and sexuality. The weekly Gender Talk radio show is the centerpiece of the site and both live and archived shows are available in RealPlayer and MP3 formats online. Additionally, the Gender Talk site offers lists of links, books, and other resources.
The UK Intersex Association http://www.ukia.co.uk/ The UKIA is devoted to education and advocacy for intersexuals in the United Kingdom. The site offers advice and guidelines for parents of intersex children. Also available on the site are poems and essays by intersexuals, and quotes from the physicians who work with them.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
In her meticulously argued and thought-provoking book, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling,
Professor of Biology and Women's Studies at Brown University, argues that labeling someone a
man or a woman is a social decision, not a scientific one. See our excerpt, Two Sexes Are Not Enough.
Lessons From the Intersexed by Suzanne J. Kessler. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
Using the personal stories of several intersexuals, Suzanne Kessler traces and
deconstructs the intriguing history of the medical approach to ambiguous gender during the last century.
Intersex in the Age of Ethics (Ethics in Clinical Medicine Series) by Alice Domurat Dreger, ed. Hagerstown, Maryland: University Publishing Group, 1999.
The authors explore current social and medical attitudes towards ambiguous
gender through first-person accounts of intersexuals, their families, and their doctors.
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