On 7 November 2018, a panel discussion and book presentation entitled “Female, male and… diverse?” took place at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin. The anthology and illustrated book “Die Schönheiten des Geschlechts: Intersex im Dialog” [The Beauties of Gender: Intersex in Dialogue], edited by Katinka Schweizer and Fabian Vogler and published this year by CAMPUS, was presented. It comprises a large number of inter- and transdisciplinary contributions to the title theme and numerous bronze works by the sculptor Fabian Vogler, as well as artistic interventions by other international artists. Continue reading ““Female, male and… diverse?” – Book Presentation and Panel Discussion at the IPU Berlin”
A panel discussion on the third sex marker in the birth register will take place at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin on November 7 at 8 pm. The event will include a presentation of the book Die Schönheiten des Geschlechts. Intersex im Dialog [The Beauties of Gender. Intersex in Dialogue], edited by Katinka Schweizer and Fabian Vogler, which was published this year (2018). Among the participants are also Prof. Dr Konstanze Plett, Lucie Veith and Dr Ina-Marie Blomeyer. The new president of the IPU, Prof. Dr Ilka Quindeau, will moderate the evening. Further information about the event can be found here.
On Tuesday, 16 October 2018, an expert day on the protection of intersex-born children took place at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin with lived-experience experts and specialists. The subject was the discussion of legal provisions for the protection of children with variations in sex development against gender-normalising medical interventions.
The current coalition agreement (of the CDU, CSU and SPD) from 12 March 2018 contains the following wording and objective on the subject: “We will make it legally clear that gender-normalising medical interventions on children are only permitted in urgent, life-threatening cases” (p. 21, lines 797–799). Further information can be found at: https://www.bmjv.de/DE/Startseite/Startseite_node.html
The symposium “Intersex Controversies” on 22 November 2017 was the second symposium hosted by the HOOU Intersex-Kontrovers project. The response was tremendous and the ballroom in Erika-Haus at the UKE in Hamburg was fully booked. Prof. Peer Briken, Director of the Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry at the UKE, opened the event.The initiator, Dr Katinka Schweizer, was delighted that so many people accepted the invitation. She introduced the host project along with all the guests, and moderated throughout the afternoon. Continue reading “Positive response and constructive debate at the HOOU: Successful intersex symposium at UKE”
In this contribution you can watch interviews with a range of professional experts. Dr. Ute Lampalzer has interviewed experts who have been dealing with intersex, the body and gender in their work over a long period of time.
We would like to thank the interviewees for their time and openness and for their consent to publication.
The following interviews can already be seen here:
Dr. Michael Groneberg, philosopher
Prof. Dr. phil. Konstanze Plett, jurist
Dr. med. Wilhelm Preuss, psychiatrist and sex researcher
Fabian Vogler, sculptor
Dr. phil. Katinka Schweizer, psychologist