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Author Feder, Ellen K.

Title Making Sense of Intersex : Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine.

Publication Info. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (279 pages)
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Disciplinary Limits: Philosophy, Bioethics, and the Medical Management of Atypical Sex; 1 The Trouble with Intersex: History Lessons; 2 "In Their Best Interests": Parents' Experience of Atypical Sex Anatomy in Children; 3 Tilting the Ethical Lens: Shame, Disgust, and the Body in Question; 4 Reassigning Ambiguity: Parental Decisions and the Matter of Harm; 5 A Question of Ethics as/or a Question of Culture: The Problem of What Is and What Ought to Be.
6 Neutralizing Morality: Nondirective Counseling of Parents of Children with Intersex Conditions, 2006-7 Practicing Virtue: A Parental Duty; 8 Protecting Vulnerability: An Imperative of Care; Conclusion. Lessons from Physicians; Notes; References; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Index.
Summary 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. Proposing a philosophical framework for the treatment of children with intersex conditions-one that acknowledges the intertwined identities of parents, children, and their doctors-Feder presents a persuasive moral argument for collective responsibility to these children and their families.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254) and index.
Language English.
Subject Bioethics.
Intersexuality -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
MEDICAL -- Ethics.
Disorders of Sex Development.
Human Rights.
Urogenital Abnormalities.
Sexual and Gender Disorders.
Gonadal Disorders.
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological.
Endocrine System Diseases.
Male Urogenital Diseases.
Female Urogenital Diseases.
Mental Disorders.
Social Control, Formal.
Congenital Abnormalities.
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities.
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Health Care Economics and Organizations.
Social Sciences.
Delivery of Health Care.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Transgender Persons.
Bioethical Issues.
Patient Rights.
Other Form: Print version: Feder, Ellen K. Making Sense of Intersex : Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2014 9780253012241
ISBN 1306661463 (electronic bk.)
9781306661461 (electronic bk.)
9780253012326 (electronic bk.)
0253012325 (electronic bk.)
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