Approximately 80,000 people living in the Netherlands were born with a sexual anatomy that does not fully correspond with the norms for male and female bodies. During the 1950s it became standard medical practice to protect children with a gender variation from social problems by assigning them a gender and subsequently keeping it a secret. Margriet van Heesch investigates what it was like for these children and how, as adults, they now look back on the medical interventions and secrecy.
M.A. van Heesch, Ze wisten niet of ik een jongen of een meisje was: kennis, keuze en geslachtsvariaties. Over het leven met en het kennen van intersekse-condities in Nederland.
Prof. T.A. Abma (VU University)
Prof. G.A.M. Widdershoven (VU University)
Prof. H.S.A. Heymans
This event is open to the public.