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Making sense of intersex : changing ethical perspectives in biomedicine /

"Putting the ethical tools of philosophy to work, Ellen K. Feder seeks to clarify how we should understand "the problem" of intersex. Adults often report that medical interventions they underwent as children to "correct" atypical sex anatomies caused them physical and psychological harm.... Full description

Main Author: Feder, Ellen K.,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014
Contents: The trouble with intersex: history lessons -- "In their best interests": parents' experience of atypical sex anatomy in children -- Tilting the ethical lens: shame, disgust, and the body in question -- Reassigning ambiguity: parental decisions and the matter of harm -- A question of ethics as/or a question of culture: the problem of what is and what ought to be -- Neutralizing morality: nondirective counseling of parents of children with intersex conditions, 2006- -- Practicing virtue: a parental duty -- Protecting vulnerability: an imperative of care -- Conclusion: lessons from physicians.
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