How Medicine’s Fixation on the Sex Binary Harms Intersex People

How Medicine’s Fixation on the Sex Binary Harms Intersex People

In the summer of 1996 a small group of people met in northern California to share their experiences with intersex variations. One participant, Heidi Walcutt, said that doctors surgically reduced her clitoris as a young child “to more closely approximate a normal...
What does “Intersex” mean? – LGBTQ Nation

What does “Intersex” mean? – LGBTQ Nation

There is a lot of confusion about what it means to be intersex, partly because there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Here, we unpack the meaning of the term and try to paint a clearer picture of what it means to be intersex, including some of the unique challenges...
Asian American Teens at Highest Risk for Suicidal Thoughts

Asian American Teens at Highest Risk for Suicidal Thoughts

NEW ORLEANS — In an unexpected finding, researchers discovered that Asian American adolescents had the highest rate of suicidal ideation, per a 2019 national survey of high-school students. According to a weighted analysis, 24% of Asian Americans reported thinking...
Health Improvements and Challenges for Sexual Minority Youth

Health Improvements and Challenges for Sexual Minority Youth

Mental health is improving, and discrimination and violence are decreasing, for adolescents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, mostly straight, or questioning their sexual orientation, according to a new survey conducted in British Columbia, Canada. Progress has fallen...