Informed Choice and PGD to Prevent “Intersex Conditions”

  title={Informed Choice and PGD to Prevent “Intersex Conditions”},
  author={Jeffrey A. Nisker},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  pages={47 - 49}
  • J. Nisker
  • Published 11 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Bioethics
I continue to “worry” 1 about how difference becomes pathologized when physicians, medical procedures, and researchers (laboratory and philosophy/social) focus on preventing children of particular ... 
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