What's in a Name?: The Controversy over "Disorders of Sex Development"

  title={What's in a Name?: The Controversy over "Disorders of Sex Development"},
  author={Ellen K. Feder and E. Karkazis},
  journal={Hastings Center Report},
  pages={33 - 36}
  • Ellen K. Feder, E. Karkazis
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hastings Center Report
  • For a decade now, the two of us have taken a critical stance toward the medical treatment of children with intersex conditions. While clinicians have been overwhelmingly focused on how to turn children with intersex conditions into "normal" boys and girls, we have asked why bodies that violate gender rules require treatment at all, and we argued that it was the cultural need for a coherent gender--a single and true sex, if you will--that drove what was often unethical treatment of these… CONTINUE READING
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