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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Ethics and Intersex

Editors: Sytsma, Sharon E. (Ed.)

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This collection of 21 articles is designed to serve as a state-of-the art reference book for intersexuals, their parents, health care professionals, ethics committee members, and anyone interested in problems associated with intersexuality. It fills an important need because of its uniqueness as an interdisciplinary effort, bringing together not just urologists and endocrinologists, but gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, theologians, gender theorists, medical historians, and philosophers. Most contributors are well-known experts on intersexuality in their respective fields. The book is also unique in that it is also an international effort, including authors from England, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, India, Canada and the United States.

The book begins with introductory chapters on the etiology of intersex conditions, conceptual clarification, legal issues, and reflections about the inherent characteristics of medical care that have led up to the issues we face today and explain the resistance to change in traditional practices. Researchers provide recent data on gender identity, surgical outcomes, and appropriate clinical care. Issues never having been addressed are introduced. The significance of intersexuality for Christianity and for philosophical concerns with authenticity add further depth to the collection. The final chapters deal with future possibilities in the treatment of intersex and for intersex advocacy.

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From the reviews:

"This book is a bold attempt to address the vexed question of ethics and intersex. Sharon Sytsma has brought together 20 contributions from a range of professionals. … Some chapters include useful facts and are essential reading for professionals involved in the intricacies of managing intersex conditions. … Several chapters in this book are a positive contribution to knowledge of the complexity of managing intersex conditions. To that end, it is a useful resource … ." (Ieuan Hughes, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 356 (23), 2007)

"This edited volume is an exceptional biopsychosocial account of modern day intersexuality. … In conclusion, this volume has delivered the goods! … This book is a successful attempt at assessing global ethical practice. … As an excellent academic and humanistic read, it has disseminated the facts and helped to break the silence. … The journey has only just begun and this book has definitely helped to pave an ethical way forward." (Erasmo Tacconelli, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 36, 2007)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Role of Genes and Hormones in Sexual Differentiation

    Pages 1-16

    Kemp, Professor Stephen F.

  • Towards a More Inclusive Conception of Gender-Diversity for Intersex Advocacy and Ethics

    Pages 17-46

    Ozar, Dr. David T.

  • Intersex and the Rhetorics of Healing

    Pages 47-71

    Hester, Dr. David J.

  • Intersex and Human Rights: The Long View

    Pages 73-86

    Dreger, Professor Alice D.

  • International Legal Developments Protecting the Autonomy Rights of Sexual Minorities: Who Should Determine the Appropriate Treatment for an Intersex Infant?

    Pages 87-101

    Greenberg, Professor Julie A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and Intersex
Editors
  • Sharon E. Sytsma
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4314-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4220-4314-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4313-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7107-1
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 328
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