Fixing sex : intersex, medical authority, and lived experience (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Fixing sex : intersex, medical authority, and lived experience

Author: Katrina Alicia Karkazis
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What happens when a baby is born with "ambiguous" genitalia or a combination of "male" and "female" body parts? Clinicians and parents in these situations are confronted with complicated questions such as whether a girl can have XY chromosomes, or whether some penises are "too small" for a male sex assignment. Since the 1950s, standard treatment has involved determining a sex for these infants and performing surgery  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karkazis, Katrina Alicia, 1970-
Fixing sex.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)753429357
Named Person: S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Alicia Karkazis
ISBN: 9780822343028 0822343029 9780822343189 0822343185
OCLC Number: 214300082
Description: xiii, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Taxonomies of intersexuality to the 1950s --
Complicating sex, routinizing intervention : the development of the traditional treatment paradigm --
From socialization to hardwire : challenges to the traditional treatment paradigm --
Boy or girl? : bodies of mixed evidence and gender assignment --
Fixing sex : surgery and the production of normative sexuality --
Wanting and deciding what is best : parents' experiences --
Growing up under the medical gaze : adults' experiences --
The intersex body in the world : activism and social and medical change.
Responsibility: Katrina Karkazis.
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Examines contemporary controversies over the medical management of intersexuality in the United States from the multiple perspectives of those most intimately involved. This book moves beyond the  Read more...

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"Fixing Sex marks a groundbreaking contribution to the bioethical literature concerning the medical management of intersex conditions, taking up standard Western medical practice as a cultural Read more...

 
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