Streaming issues? Report here
Bongani Bingwa 1500 x 1500 2020 Bongani Bingwa 1500 x 1500 2020
Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
06:00 - 09:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Clement Manyathela Show
See full line-up
Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
06:00 - 09:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Intention was not to harm - Dr Mathabe apologises for LGBTQI+ seminar remarks

8 September 2021 12:02 PM
Tags:
UCT
Transgender
intersex
LGBT community
LGBTQI+

Clement Manyathela speaks to Steve Biko Academic Hospital urologist Dr Kgomotso Mathabe about the UCT seminar on LGBTQI+ and science.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has come under fire for its seminar on 'What does science say about LGBTQA+'.

The gender Diversity Coalition has called on the university to take action as the seminar was hurtful to the transgender and intersex community.

The Coalition says the seminar provided misinformation on intersex-born children.

Clement Manyathela speaks to a Urologist at Steve Biko Academic Hospital Dr Kgomotso Mathabe who was part of the seminar and received heavy criticism for her comments.

The intention was not to harm and if people did experience it that way, that certainly was not the intention I apologise for that the feeling that was triggered in them. If it did hurt people, that was certainly not the intention.

Dr Kgomotso Mathabe, Urologist - Steve Biko Academic Hospital

There is a huge difference between transgender and intersex, they are completely different. Intersex is also called ambiguous genitalia, there is a definite medical condition of intersex.

Dr Kgomotso Mathabe, Urologist - Steve Biko Academic Hospital

UCT says it is putting a panel to review the matter and communicate the outcome.

Listen to the full interview below:




8 September 2021 12:02 PM
Tags:
UCT
Transgender
intersex
LGBT community
LGBTQI+

More from Local