Mind the Gaps: Intersex and (Re-productive) Spaces in Disability Studies and Bioethics

@article{Holmes2008MindTG,
  title={Mind the Gaps: Intersex and (Re-productive) Spaces in Disability Studies and Bioethics},
  author={Morgan Holmes},
  journal={Journal of Bioethical Inquiry},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={169-181}
}
  • Morgan Holmes
  • Published 30 April 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
With a few notable exceptions disability studies has not taken account of intersexuality, and it is principally through the lenses of feminist and queer-theory oriented ethical discussions but not through ‘straight’ bioethics that modes valuing intersex difference have been proposed. Meanwhile, the medical presupposition that intersex characteristics are inherently disabling to social viability remains the taken-for-granted truth from which clinical practice proceeds. In this paper I argue… 

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