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Author Feder, Ellen K., author.

Title Making sense of intersex : changing ethical perspectives in biomedicine / Ellen K. Feder.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  174.2 FEDER    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.694 F293M    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254) and index.
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.
Subject Disorders of Sex Development.
Bioethical issues.
Intersexuality -- Treatment.
Intersexuality -- Moral and ethical aspects.
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
MEDICAL / Ethics.
Other Form: Online version: Feder, Ellen K. Making Sense of Intersex. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014 9780253012326 (OCoLC)877772040
ISBN 9780253012241 (hardback)
0253012244 (hardback)
9780253012289 (paperback)
0253012287 (paperback)
9780253012326 (e-book)
0253012325 (e-book)
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