Dr. Flatt and his team partnered with interACT for the first nationwide intersex health study for adults. Survey interviews have been conducted with over 200 intersex participants on their lived health, social, mental, and medical experiences. This study is the first to examine the health experiences of intersex adults in the U.S.
The goal is to use the data from this study to reshape current intersex care protocols and ensure care and care providers are more inclusive and compassionate towards intersex adults.Collaborators include: Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, MSc, RN; Aledair Ittelson, JD; Arlene Baratz, MD; Darin Smith, MPH, MSW; Katharine B Dalke, MD; Kimberly Zieselman, JD; Hans Lindahl, BS; Matthew Beld, MPH; and Suegee Tamar-Mattis, DO
198 intersex adults completed the survey over 3 months. Common health diagnoses included depression, anxiety, arthritis, and hypertension, with significant differences by age. This is the 1st national study of intersex adults in the U.S. Greater understanding of intersex health over the life course is essential.
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