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PSI-I Zoom Conversations 2022

You are welcome to join PSI-I zoom Conversations. These informal Conversations are free and do not require registration.


The idea for these Conversations came out of our PSI-I Launch Event in 2021, where there was enthusiasm for talking more often about psychosocial healthcare in relation to intersex or variations in sex characteristics. Participants in these conversations may come from anywhere in the world, and may bring different terminology and different disciplinary perspectives or specialist knowledge bases. It is worth knowing that words such as "client/patient/service user" are used differently in different parts of the world. Similarly, terms such as intersex/VSC/DSD are used differently in different locations. Participants in the planned Conversations are reminded to choose language that is as respectful as possible, while being mindful that the perception of any given term may differ from one location to another.


If you would like to facilitate future PSI-I Conversations, please let us know:

February conversation

Healthcare for “DSD” in the age of consensus: A psychosocial conversation

GMT 7pm Monday 28th February 2022

Facilitated by: Lih-Mei Liao


April Conversation

How psychologists provide information on intersex/gender in the process of psychosocial support to parents

CET 14.00 Tuesday 26th April 2022

Facilitated by: Martin Gramc and Daria Abrosimova,

Doctoral researchers at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zürich.


Martin Gramc:

Daria Abrosimova:


May Conversation

Hosted by Anick Soni

Monday 30th May 7 pm BST

Title: Moving Forward - Uniting Activism and Care

Anick Soni FRSA (he/him) is an award-winning Creative Consultant, Writer, and Researcher. Anick holds a degree in Law and is due to begin training as a Social Worker later this year. He is currently working on his first collection of stories for children. In 2020, Anick co-founded InterconnectedUK (iCONUK) - an intersex-led charity that focuses on facilitating connections, and the creation of purposeful content, done well, and made accessible.

In 2018, Anick released The Intersex Diaries which is available globally via BBC's Youtube Channel:

Find out more about InterconnectedUK (iCONUK):


June Conversation


Dissemination of research outcomes in the clinical setting: Bridging the gap between what we learn and the people who could benefit from our work
Thursday 16th June at 3 pm EST.

Facilitated by: Emily Haddad and Bonnie Scranton 


Upcoming Zoom Conversation

Title: How parents of girls with CAH talk to their daughters and their care providers about clitoral variation and its ‘treatment’.

Tuesday 9th November 3-4.30 pm GMT 
Facilitated by: Julie Alderson

Biographical Introductions of Presenters


Denise Steers

Denise Steers is a clinical psychologist and researcher who completed her PhD on Decision making for children born with a variation in sex characteristics at the University of Otago, Wellington Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is currently doing a PostDoc developing a parent resource for parents and health professionals based on her PhD research.

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