Get 40% off of select print and eBooks in Engineering & Materials Science!

Intersex Rights

Living Between Sexes

Authors: Pikramenou, Nikoletta

Free Preview
  • Provides an analysis of intersex legal demands as depicted by intersex activists 
  • Includes recommendations on how the EU and its Member States can recognise and safeguard intersex rights
  • Introduces the first legal comparative study within EU Member States on intersex rights
  • Contains groundbreaking recommendations on how intersex rights can be best protected in all fields
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27554-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27553-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book addresses intersex rights violations and analyses intersex people’s legal demands as expressed by intersex activists themselves and delivered through statements and reports issued by intersex rights organisations, the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of male or female bodies, as a result of which they are stigmatised, marginalised and denied the recognition of their fundamental rights. Often, they are subjected to involuntary and harmful sex “normalising” surgeries at birth, which violate their bodily integrity, self-determination and informed consent, so as to comply with societal and legal norms.

Moreover, binary legal frameworks prevent them from enjoying the rights to access identification documents, start a family, or be free from discrimination in all areas including employment and sports. To elaborate on intersex violations that emanate from binary laws, this book examines the situation of intersex rights in regional jurisdictions worldwide and within the European Union in particular. In the process, it identifies current legal barriers and suggests how intersex people could be accommodated under legal frameworks and achieve sex/gender equality beyond binary definitions.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27554-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27553-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intersex Rights
Book Subtitle
Living Between Sexes
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27554-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27554-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27553-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
Number of Illustrations
22 illustrations in colour
Topics