Countering Islamic conservatism on being transgender: Clarifying Tantawi's and Khomeini’s fatwas from the progressive Muslim standpoint

@article{Zaharin2020CounteringIC,
  title={Countering Islamic conservatism on being transgender: Clarifying Tantawi's and Khomeini’s fatwas from the progressive Muslim standpoint},
  author={Aisya Aymanee M. Zaharin and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli},
  journal={International Journal of Transgender Health},
  year={2020}
}
In the late 1980s, prompted by an actual case of an assigned male-at-birth (AMAB) transgender person who was allowed to have genital reconstructive surgery, two fatwas1 were issued. One was by the ... 
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