Dr Mika Venhola talks about Intersex

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Mika Venhola is the Deputy Chief of the Oulu University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescence.

In this short piece to camera, Mika Venhola explains the current approach to treating intersex infants and adolescents, why it needs to change, and how to help parents understand an issue they have never heard of before the birth of their child.   It is a clear an explanation of the issues surrounding intersex lived experience as you are likely to hear.

“Why operate on the child’s body, if the problem is in the minds of the adults?”

Mika Venhola