Medicalizing gender: from intersex to DSD, from the laboratory to patient groups

  title={Medicalizing gender: from intersex to DSD, from the laboratory to patient groups},
  author={Daniela Crocetti},
The subject of this research, the medicalization of the gendered body, is a shifting object. It has changed its medical name from Intersex to DSD (Disorders -or Divergence- of Sex Development), since the beginning of this research project. Loosely speaking it addresses the gendered components of the body, and their subsequent consideration. Drawing closer, it addresses how modern medicine treats people who manifest variations of one of the gendered components of the body, inserting their bodies… 
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