Intersex / Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) is a broad term for a large group of conditions in which external genitalia, internal reproductive organs, or hormonal sex and sex chromosomes do not fall into the distinct binaries of male or female. Intersex/DSD conditions may be identified at birth but may also emerge at later developmental stages, often around the time of puberty. This guide provides general background resources as well as resources that discuss the specific challenges for affected individuals, parents/caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Some resources may require USC login.
Where do I start?
To obtain general background information, view the resources listed in the Background and Educational Resources boxes.
After that, take a look at the other boxes on this page that provide further information on specific issues related to DSD conditions, such as healthcare at different life stages, quality of life, hormone replacement, psychosocial issues, etc.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 : 5:30 - 8pm
USC Health Science Campus
Hastings Auditorium @ Hoffman Medical Research Building (HMR) campus map
Free pizza, cookies, & bottled water
Discussion to follow
Runtime: 52 min.
The first question any new parent asks… “Is it a boy or a girl?” What if it’s neither? 1 in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia so ambiguous that the doctors cannot easily answer this question. In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between ( Intersexion).
Free admission - Click here to RSVP.
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The RSVP list will be checked on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
5:30-5:55pm Doors Open / Pizza Served
5:55-6:00pm Welcome / Bios
6:00-6:55pm Film Screening (52 min)
6:55-7:00pm Short Q&A
7:00-8:00pm Audience Discussion
Click here to access the full tutorial created by the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, that provides a step-by-step guide to the principles of sex development and conditions currently referred to as Disorders of Sex Development (DSD).
Below you will find links to journals that include literature about Intersex/DSD. This list is not exhaustive.
Michael Kreuzer, M.D.
Dr. Michael Kreuzer is a graduate of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Medical School in Frankfurt, Germany. He served his residency at LLUMC in Emergency Medicine and later completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. He has worked with transgender patients in both primary care and specialty settings.
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson-Kennedy has been an Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the past ten years. She has been providing medical intervention for young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones for the past six years, and is considered a national expert in this area. Click here to learn more about Dr. Olson-Kennedy.