University of Pittsburgh

"Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Treatment of Children with Variations of Sex Anatomy"

The 2010 Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, and Psychiatry
Anne Tamar-Mattis, Founder and Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Ground Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

About the Speaker

Anne Tamar-Mattis is the founder and Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice, the first organization in the country focusing on legal advocacy for the civil and human rights of children born with intersex conditions.  She has served for many years as an organizer in the LGBTQ and intersex communities.  Ms. Tamar-Mattis is the former Director of the national LYRIC Youth Talkline and former Program Director of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.  She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley School of Law and has returned to Berkeley Law as a lecturer teaching Sex Discrimination and Sexual Orientation and the Law.  She is the author of Exceptions to the Rule:  Curing the Law's Failure to Protect Intersex Infants, 21 Berk. J. Gender L. & Just. 59 (2006), and she writes a regular column in Endocrine Today, a professional journal reaching physicians charged with the care of intersex children.  She is in demand as a speaker around the country on topics relating to legal and ethical issues affecting children with intersex conditions, including such venues as UCSF Children’s Hospital, Yale Law School, and the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.  Her work in service to the LGBTQ and intersex communities has been recognized by such organizations as Equal Justice Works, Echoing Green, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  She and her partner, intersex activist and physician Suegee Tamar-Mattis, are the parents of two children.  

CLE Information

Cost for CLE Credit: $25. Pay at the door with a check made payable to University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
No preregistration is required.

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for One (1) hour of Substantive credit. For more information regarding CLE, call 412-648-1305 or email

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