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Reasons to Add and Not to Add “I” (Intersex) to LGBTQ in Healthcare

Video Length: 1 hour, 31 minutes

Presentation Materials: Slide Deck 

Some have moved to add "I" (for intersex) to LGBTQ in healthcare conversations. During this engaging and interactive webinar, Alice Dreger, Ph.D. and Pidgeon Pagonis discuss this issue.

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for and benefits of such a move.
  • Identify potential harms and points of troubling confusion that may arise from this addition.
  • Empathize with the clinical experiences and treatment of patients who are born with DSD.

Alice Dreger, PhD
Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Co-Chair, AAMC AXIS Committee on Differences of Sex Development

Pidgeon Pagonis
Patient Advocate

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Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "Reasons to Add and Not to Add “I” (Intersex) to LGBTQ in Healthcare." (May, 2015). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at:

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