Intersex People - Who Are They?

Intersex People: Who Are They?


Meet intersex people and hear their stories.  Learn about the biology of intersex people from a physiologist.


Who are intersex people?  How common are they?  What is it like to be intersex? What are the types of intersexuality?  Is intersexuality natural?  Why does the treatment of intersex people by the medical profession and society need to change?  Why should you care? 

Dr. Veronica Drantz will describe the various types of intersex and present some of the more recent research findings on intersexuality.  She will be joined by intersex persons who will tell their personal stories and answer your questions.

Yes, there is something about sex that you don’t know.  Come learn what wasn’t in your sex education class.  You will not forget this meetup!



This event will also be attended by some members of Chicago Science Field Trips Club and Thrifty Queers.


Educated at the University of Illinois and DePaul University, Veronica Drantz earned a Ph.D. in animal physiology and has taught science to medical professionals most of her life.  Formerly, Dr. Drantz has been a tenured full professor, founder of Chicagoland’s first electroneurodiagnostic technology college degree program, creator of curricula and numerous courses for scientific and medical programs, and popular speaker on anatomy and physiology to the medical community.  Currently, Veronica is on the faculty of the doctoral program in anesthesia at NorthShore University HealthSystem and DePaul University Nursing Department where she continues to teach physiology and other sciences to anesthetists for the thirty-ninth year.  Dr. Drantz has reviewed the scientific literature accumulated over the last fifty years on intersexuality, sexual orientation, and sexual identity; she speaks to the public about this research and its societal ramifications.

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