Ethical and legal aspects of management for disorders of sex development.

@article{Warne2011EthicalAL,
  title={Ethical and legal aspects of management for disorders of sex development.},
  author={Garry L. Warne and A. Mann},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={661-3}
}
Intense controversy surrounds the management of disorders of sex development, particularly in relation to the validity of parental consent for genital surgery and the removal of gonadal tissue carried out during infancy or childhood. Past practices have been heavily criticised on ethical grounds by patient advocacy organisations, who have demanded a moratorium on these kinds of operations unless authorised by a court. Some doctors and hospital administrators have been influenced by the… CONTINUE READING