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Intersex and identity : the contested self

Author: Sharon E Preves
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2003.
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"Approximately one in every two thousand infants born in America each year is sexually ambiguous in such a way that doctors cannot immediately determine the child's sex. Some children's chromosomal sexuality contradicts their sexual characteristics. Others have the physical traits of both sexes, or of neither. Is surgical intervention or sex assignment of intersexed children necessary for their physical and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon E Preves
ISBN: 0813532280 9780813532288 0813532299 9780813532295
OCLC Number: 50334056
Description: xiii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beyond pink and blue --
Medical sex assignment --
Stigma, secrecy, and shame --
Seeds of change --
Intersex pride --
Implications of intersex mobilization --
Methodological appendix.
Responsibility: Sharon E. Preves.
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Drawing upon life history interviews with adults who were treated for intersexuality as children, Sharon E. Preves explores how such individuals experience and cope with being labelled sexual  Read more...

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Sharon Preves's analysis of her interviews with adult intersexuals illuminates the power of the coming out process in transforming stigma into pride. This book is an invaluable resource in the Read more...

 
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