Our Work : Report on Intersex Persons' Issues Seminar

"What if it's Neither?"


Gender ambiguity at the time of a child’s birth has often pushed many parents—under the ‘advice’ of
their doctor—to immediately seek surgery to ‘fix’ the ‘defect’. This need to fit their child under gender
binary has caused issues related to sense of self, psychological problems, mental trauma, and detachment
from family and issues with finding a partner, along with general mistrust over the medical fraternity.
To bring out the issues faced by the less visible ‘I’ among LGBTQIA+ persons, Solidarity Foundation,
along with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), organised a public
consultation on intersex persons’ rights, on October 23, 2017. The objective of the discussion was to
provide a platform and voice to intersex persons who can discuss their issues and chart a way forward.

Report available here (PDF)