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Author Karkazis, Katrina Alicia, 1970-

Title Fixing sex : intersex, medical authority, and lived experience / Katrina Karkazis
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages)
Series Duke backfile
Contents Taxonomies of intersexuality to the 1950s -- Complicating sex, routinizing intervention : the development of the traditional treatment paradigm -- From socialization to hardwire : challenges to the traditional treatment paradigm -- Boy or girl? : bodies of mixed evidence and gender assignment -- Fixing sex : surgery and the production of normative sexuality -- Wanting and deciding what is best : parents' experiences -- Growing up under the medical gaze : adults' experiences -- The intersex body in the world : activism and social and medical change
Summary A history about infants that are born intersex--with a combination of "male" and "female" chromosomal, gonadal, and genital characteristics--and how these cases are managed and treated within the United States from 1955 to the present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
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Subject S.
Disorders of Sex Development -- psychology
Disorders of Sex Development -- surgery
Gender Identity
Gender identity
Intersex children
Intersexuality -- Social aspects
Gender identity.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Sexuality.
Intersex children.
Intersexuality -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
chirurgie -- organe sexuel -- sexe (genre) -- différence.
identité -- sexe (genre)
médecine -- organe sexuel -- sexe (genre) -- détermination.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822389215