Documentary about seven intersexed born people. They speak about
their traumatic experience from the medical treatments they received
in their childhood and the impact of those treatements on their
lives. This documentary calls for more openness on intersex issues.
1996, an international conference of intersex people took place
in the USA for the first time in history. Director and intersex
activist Cheryl Chase interviewed seven attendants on their experiences
dealing with the strong medical enforcement of gender identity in
their youth. Medical interventions on intersexed children are easily
proven to be senseless and cruel.
the Intersex Programme, Cheryl Chase will give a lecture on the
activities of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization
that aims to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries for
people born with an anomaly in the reproductive system.
USA 1997 40 min
English with no subtitles
Chase is the founder and excutive director of the Intersex Society
of North America (ISNA).