Gender assignment: background and current controversies

@article{Thomas2004GenderAB,
  title={Gender assignment: background and current controversies},
  author={D. F. M. Thomas},
  journal={BJU International},
  year={2004},
  volume={93}
}
Gender assignment or re-assignment poses some of the most emotive and contentious ethical dilemmas encountered in any area of medical practice. Moreover, the emergence of patient and parent support groups and the interchange of information via the Internet have created a climate in which medical decisions and management are the subject of increasingly close and critical scrutiny. The strident terminology used by some patient groups, referring to wilful genital mutilation and abuses of human… 

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