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Intersex and After (Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies #15) (Paperback)

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In this special issue of "GLQ," experts from a variety of disciplines discuss the future of treatment for people with intersex conditions--those born with ambiguous genitalia--and consider what intersexuality means for theories of gender. By examining the ethics of medical treatment and the repercussions of intersex surgery, "Intersex and After" demonstrates how biology, activism, law, morality, and ethics have a shared interest in the relationship between intersexuality and the meaning of sex, gender, and sexuality.

In one essay, two prominent intersex activists reflect on their often controversial work on behalf of the Intersex Society of North America to achieve change in medical policy over the last ten years. Other essays explore the impact of the categorization of intersexuality as a "disorder of sex development" and of the treatment guidelines published in 2006 by the Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development. An essay by the issue's guest editor takes a comprehensive look at the relationship between intersexuality and the study of gender and sexuality. The issue also includes a portfolio of photographs as well as a roundtable discussion that brings together intersex experts from medicine, law, psychology, and the humanities.

"Contributors." Sarah M. Creighton, Alice D. Dreger, Ellen K. Feder, Julie A. Greenberg, April Herndon, Iain Morland, Katrina Roen, Vernon A. Rosario, Nikki Sullivan, Del LaGrace Volcano

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822367055
ISBN-10: 082236705X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: March 4th, 2009
Pages: 191
Language: English
Series: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies