Divergence or Disorder?: the politics of naming intersex

@article{Reis2007DivergenceOD,
  title={Divergence or Disorder?: the politics of naming intersex},
  author={E. Reis},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={535 - 543}
}
  • E. Reis
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • The conditions once known under the umbrella terms intersex and hermaphroditism are now generally being called disorders of sex development in medical settings. The terms might seem synonymous, but in fact there are significant differences with controversial consequences. Hermaphroditism, an older term that can still be found in many medical writings, is vague, demeaning, and sensationalistic, conjuring mythic images of monsters and freaks. In the 1990s, activists advocated intersex to describe… CONTINUE READING
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