Petition Closed
Petitioning Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College Antonio Gotto
This petition will be delivered to:
Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College
Antonio Gotto

Tell Doctors to Stop Abusing Girls with Intersex Conditions

279
Supporters

An Intersex condition is an incongruence between a person’s outward appearance and their genitals, hormones, chromosomes or internal reproductive anatomy.

More often than not these conditions are not unhealthy and represent little medical risk. Yet throughout history doctors have been performing invasive and traumatic corrective treatments on Intersex patients because their bodies don't adhere to a rigid definition of normal.

Currently, Cornell doctors are performing clitoral reduction surgeries on girls with ambiguous genitalia even though there is no medical risk. It's the same old story, and it's time the rights of Intersex individuals were recognized.


Letter to
Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College Antonio Gotto
An Intersex condition is an incongruence between a person’s outward appearance and their genitals, hormones, chromosomes or internal reproductive anatomy.

More often than not these conditions are not unhealthy and represent little medical risk. Yet throughout history doctors have been performing invasive and traumatic corrective treatments on Intersex patients because their bodies don't adhere to a rigid definition of normal.

Currently, Dr. Poppas is continuing this tradition of medical hubris by conducting his experiments in clitoral reduction under the auspices of your medical school.

if you listen to the true advocates of Intersex patients and to the stories of Intersex patients themselves, you will see that Dr. Poppas has been ethically negligent in treating enlarged clitorises as a medical ailment. His methods of measuring clitoral sensitivity after the procedures are also highly suspect, and there are too many questions surrounding the psychological these methods may cause his patients for them to continue.

To preserve the good name of your medical school and of your staff, I urge you to discontinue Dr. Poppas's clitoral reduction surgeries and work with advocacy groups such as the Advocates for Informed Choice to better educate your staff about the needs and rights of Intersex patients.

Otherwise, like those who allowed the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, history might not judge you to kindly.

I look forward to your reply.