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Making sense of intersex : changing ethical perspectives in biomedicine

Author: Ellen K Feder
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Putting the ethical tools of philosophy to work, Ellen K. Feder seeks to clarify how we should understand "the problem" of intersex. Adults often report that medical interventions they underwent as children to "correct" atypical sex anatomies caused them physical and psychological harm. Proposing a philosophical framework for the treatment of children with intersex conditions--one that acknowledges the intertwined  Read more...
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Feder, Ellen K.
Making Sense of Intersex.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014
(OCoLC)877772040
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen K Feder
ISBN: 9780253012241 0253012244 9780253012289 0253012287
OCLC Number: 851034972
Awards: Winner of Silver Medal, Health/Medicine/Nutrition category, 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards2015 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection.
Winner of Silver Medal, Health/Medicine/Nutrition category, 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Description: xiv, 261 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: The trouble with intersex: history lessons --
"In their best interests": parents' experience of atypical sex anatomy in children --
Tilting the ethical lens: shame, disgust, and the body in question --
Reassigning ambiguity: parental decisions and the matter of harm --
A question of ethics as/or a question of culture: the problem of what is and what ought to be --
Neutralizing morality: nondirective counseling of parents of children with intersex conditions, 2006- --
Practicing virtue: a parental duty --
Protecting vulnerability: an imperative of care --
Conclusion: lessons from physicians.
Responsibility: Ellen K. Feder.

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Proposing a philosophical framework for the treatment of children with intersex conditions - one that acknowledges the intertwined identities of parents, children, and their doctors, this book  Read more...

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Feder's book is a welcome injection of new ideas into feminist scholarship on intersex, post-Consensus Statement era. * Women's Review of Books * Rich with cross-discipline potential, Feder's Read more...

 
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