Despite two decades of mobilization for the recognition of intersex realities and rights, a general lack of knowledge on the subject still persists today.
In the medical system as in everyday life, intersex people continue to be invisible; however, these represent approximately 1.7% to 3% of births recorded worldwide.
In addition, certain surgeries and hormonal interventions that go against human rights continue to take place.
The hasty decision-making about sex, the treatments prescribed – not to say forced – by the medical profession in order to “correct” the bodies, as well as the minimization of their psychological and physical effects on the people concerned are extremely disturbing realities. .
The program We exist! is intended to be both informative and interactive. In the Frequently Asked Questions below, you will find information to introduce you to intersex realities or to better understand them.
If you want to continue the conversation, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make an appointment with an intersex person with a bachelor’s degree in social work to talk about what concerns you.
Whether you are an intersex person, a (future) parent or a curious person, this service is for you. To make an appointment, you must complete the form below. Up to five one-hour meetings can be offered to you, by phone or Zoom. Each meeting is confidential; you can also remain anonymous if you wish.
Our approach is non-pathologizing, centered on the needs and self-determination of the person. Our goal is to promote the development of a positive and affirmative vision of intersex realities. Ignorance of these realities can have significant negative repercussions in the lives of the people concerned. We believe that the diversity of bodies should be valued and celebrated rather than stigmatized and corrected.