(Here are just some of the people who raised money, worked in our offices, wrote, publicized, spoke, provided support, and so much more).We cannot thank each of you enough for the encouragement, support, and hard work.
We have learned from listening to individuals and families dealing with intersex that: The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) was founded in 1993 in an effort to advocate for patients and families who felt they had been harmed by their experiences with the health care system.
We are not a small community, but years of shame, secrecy, and isolation have taught us to remain hidden, hoping that no one discovers our “secret”.
Bodies Like Ours believes that openness within our community will lead to better medical treatments and more acceptance by society in general. We believe that intersex education should stress that infant genital surgeries, which are often cosmetic in nature, are not necessary to make us complete human beings.
Archives of our historical documents and accomplishments will be preserved at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University (all steps for maintaining confidentiality and privacy will be ensured through Kinsey).
’s funds and assets (including copyrights for the Handbook for Parents and Clinical Guidelines) will be transferred to Accord Alliance.
This website will remain up as a historical artifact.