hrp0092p1-279 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology (1) | ESPE2019

Gender Mender, or Defender: Understanding Decision Making in Aotearoa/New Zealand for People Born with a Variation in Sex Characteristics

Steers Denise , Ballantyne Angela , Stubbe Maria , Collings Sunny , Wiltshire Esko

People born with a variation in sex characteristics (VSC) face the challenge of having atypically sexed bodies. This quantitative study recruited 10 young adults with a VSC (14 to 24 years); 18 parents of children with a VSC; and 22 health professionals working in the VSC field. Interviews were semi structured, digitally recorded and transcribed. Using thematic analysis, we identified key themes regarding participants' experiences of health care decision-making. This study...

hrp0089lb-p12 | Late Breaking P1 | ESPE2018

Disrupting the Norm: The Experience of Young People with DSD

Steers Denise , Andrews Georgia , Collings Sunny , Ballantyne Angela , Stubbe Maria , Wiltshire Esko

The experiences of older adults with Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC or Differences/Disorders in Sex Development/DSD) are well documented. However there has been a gap in the literature with respect to representing the voices of younger people. This qualitative research study has been conducted in collaboration with Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand. Ten young people with VSC were recruited via health professionals, intersex advocates, support groups and social media ...