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Books about Intersex and people with intersex conditions.

Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes Cover Image
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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.

Intersex (for Lack of a Better Word) Cover Image
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
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 (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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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, an

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)
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ISBN: 9780942299823
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Published: Zone Books - July 31st, 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
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
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
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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
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.