Intersex

Books about Intersex and people with intersex conditions.
Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781556527852
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Published: Chicago Review Press - July 1st, 2009

" On October 10, 1970, the day she was born, she was named Dorothy Maree Alaniz--a baby girl. Curiously, though, no one filled out a birth certificate that day. When the certificate was finally filed on November 5, the name on it was Rudolph Andrew Alaniz. Within less than one month after her birth, this girl became a boy.


Intersex: (For Lack of a Better Word) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933149240
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Published: Manic D Press - September 1st, 2008

"In Hillman's world, the surer you become about who you are, the more vulnerable you get."--The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Hillman's writing is sexy because it's smart and refuses to simplify things."--Fabula Magazine


Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience Cover Image
$31.85
ISBN: 9780822343189
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Published: Duke University Press - November 1st, 2008

What happens when a baby is born with "ambiguous" genitalia or a combination of "male" and "female" body parts? Clinicians and parents in these situations are confronted with complicated questions such as whether a girl can have XY chromosomes, or whether some penises are "too small" for a male sex assignment.


Normal: Transsexual Ceos, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032440
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2003

Amy Bloom has won a devoted readership and wide critical acclaim for fiction of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, and the same qualities distinguish Normal, a provocative, intimate journey into the lives of "people who reveal, or announce, that their gender is variegated rather than monochromatic"--female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual crossdressers, and the intersexed.


Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465077144
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Published: Basic Books - November 30th, 2000

Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention?


Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History Cover Image
By Gilbert Herdt (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780942299823
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Published: Zone Books - June 6th, 1996

These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history.


As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061120565
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 8th, 2006

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine--and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male.


Lessons from the Intersexed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813525303
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Published: Rutgers University Press - July 1st, 1998

From the moment intersexuality-the condition of having physical gender markers (genitals, gonads, or chromosomes) that are neither clearly female nor male-is suspected and diagnosed, social institutions are mobilized in order to maintain the two seemingly objective sexual categories.


Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex Cover Image
$34.10
ISBN: 9780674001893
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Published: Harvard University Press - March 1st, 2000

Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites--people born with "ambiguous" sexual anatomy--and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them. Alice Dreger focuses on events in France and Britain in the late nineteenth century, a moment of great tension for questions of sex roles.


Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self Cover Image
$35.15
ISBN: 9780813532295
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Published: Rutgers University Press - April 8th, 2003

Approximately one in every two thousand infants born in America each year is sexually ambiguous in such a way that doctors cannot immediately determine the child's sex. Some children's chromosomal sexuality contradicts their sexual characteristics. Others have the physical traits of both sexes, or of neither.