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"The cultural rules of gender are complex, and they are never more tested than in the case of intersex. "Fixing Sex "is a huge addition to the field, encompassing as it does the views of clinicians, patients, parents, and others. The topic is intrinsically interesting, but Katrina Karkazis's wonderful writing makes this a compelling story and a great read."--Abraham Verghese, M.D., author of "The Tennis Partner" and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Stanford University

"I couldn't put "Fixing Sex" down once I started it! Masterfully balancing all aspects of one of the most polarizing, contentious topics in medicine, this thoughtful book is destined to become the most recent authoritative treatise on intersex. Non-medical persons will find it easily digestible, yet it is a 'must-read' for every pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist caring for children with disorders of sex development."--Kenneth C. Copeland, M.D., Jonas Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and former President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

"With her fascinating field data, Katrina Karkazis exposes the contentious disagreements among theoreticians, physicians, intersex adults, and parents--and all that those debates imply about the changing landscape of gender and intersex management."--Suzanne J. Kessler, author of "Lessons from the Intersexed"

"This meticulous, sensitive, and brilliantly executed book will transform our knowledge of intersexuality, gender, and the ethnographic study of medical practice."--Gayle Rubin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

"Karkazis never loses sight of the authentic lived experiences of intersexed people and their families. . . . "Fixing Sex" . . . offers a compassionately written discussion of interest to anyone concerned with gender and sexuality, health activism, and human rights." - Summer Wood, "Bitch"

"The strength of her book is in pulling together the multiple social worlds of intersex: stories of doctors, activists, parents, and adults with intersex are presented alongside scientific and clinic histories, taxonomic controversies, treatment battles, and the quest for technological fixes to corporeal and ontological problems. We also get the best account of the intersex patients' rights movements, and its recent splintering, that I've read. The book offers a nuanced analysis of medical authority without crucifying doctors, and at the same time embodies a humanistic commitment to compassion, choice, and care in addressing the needs of intersex people." - Monica J. Casper, "Women's Review of Books"

""Fixing Sex" is the best book I have ever read over the years which deals with the ethical issues which have plagued the intersex community, parents and doctors. One reason is that it is meticulously researched and in the introduction, the author helps the reader understand her methodology and also makes it transparent and easy to grasp for the reader who is not familiar with such research. . . . Katrina Karkazis has written a book that both I (an intersex activist) and a medical doctor can read and understand and not be upset about. Now that is a tour de force." - Curtis E. Hinkle, " Intersex News"

"In addition to interviewing individuals with intersex syndromes and their parents, Karkazis interviewed the clinicians socially authorized to assign and surgically produce gender. Hearing them express in their own words their professional convictions, private doubts, misplaced loyalties, and mounting uncertainties adds a previously missing dimension to the discussion. The accumulated layering of these varied perspectives makes this an insightful, disquieting, appalling, and heartbreaking book. . . . This book will be a vital resource for scholars of gender and sexuality. . . ."--Lynn Morgan, "American Anthropologist"

"Karkazis allows patients, their families, and their physicians to speak for themselves. The lived experiences that Karkazis weaves into her book are a poignant reminder of the inadequacy of patient education and of social support for many of the patients and their families. . . . If the goal of an author is to promote new ways of seeing, then Karkazis has succeeded well and has done so eloquently."--Gary Berkovitz, "New England Journal of Medicine"

"Karkazis. . . has produced a valuable, compelling account of historical, medical, and lived perspectives on the condition known as intersex or disorder of sex development. . . . Karkazis's adroit scholarship--science illustrated in human terms-- makes a vital contribution to a complex, inadequately understood subject. Highly recommended. Lower-level graduates and above; general readers."--P. Lefler" Choice"

"Fixing Sex "marks a groundbreaking contribution to the bioethical literature concerning the medical management of intersex conditions, taking up standard Western medical practice as a cultural artifact burdened with conventional understandings of masculinity and femininity, normal and abnormal, and indeed, medicine and culture. Karkazis s investigation of the experiences of those involved in the management of ambiguously sexed bodies brings into conversation an unprecedented number of points of view: of persons with intersex conditions, parents of children, and the physicians who treat them. . . . "Fixing Sex" indubitably demonstrates the importance of the living perspectives of those affected by medical management. It also provides insight into the ways in which history may be essential for biomedical ethical thinking. --Ellen K. Feder, "International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics""

"Fixing Sex" is an eloquent and engaging exploration of the ways in which intersexuality is understood, treated, and experienced in the US today. . . . "Fixing Sex" is a wonderful book that will be of enormous value to individuals with intersex diagnoses and their parents and families, clinicians, counsellors, activists and academics. The book additionally has the ability to empower intersexed individuals and their care-givers to make considered and informed decisions regarding treatment, and validates those who refuse all treatment. --Sharyn Graham Davies, "Anthropological Forum""

"Fixing Sex" is an important text for scholars concerned with the numerous issues related to intersex as well as individuals looking for a comprehensive introduction. As with all research there are many more questions to be answered and examined; Karkazis work contributes to the growing body of literature in critical intersex studies while pointing the way toward the work that must still be done. --Robert J. Davidson, "Liminalis""

"Fixing Sex" is the result of meticulous research and in depth interviews with those most closely involved; it aims to help readers understand this unusual condition. I found the book fascinating for other reasons as well namely how intersex conditions illuminate our taken for granted assumptions about what makes people male or female. --Daisy Grewal, "Psychology Today" blog"

[W]hile not all who share their experiences in" Fixing Sex" are activists, their statements will certainly speak truth to power. Were medical authorities to engage with Karkazis s important book, and I strongly recommend they do, they might recognize their latent hypocrisy and be humbled by their professional hubris. --Pamela L. Geller, "American Ethnologist""

Katrina Karkazis s excellent "Fixing Sex" is an anthropological investigation into the triangulation of clinical medicine, intersexed persons, and parents. Written in three parts, Karkazis offers the reader a succinct history of the medical management of intersex since the late nineteenth century, an ethnographic account of intersex treatment in the contemporary clinical milieu, and a measured inquiry into the variety of issues faced by people who have intersex conditions, or disorders of sexual development (DSD), and their parents. --Alison Redick, "GLQ""

Katrina Karkazis s stimulating book, "Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience," masterfully examines the concerns and fears of all those with a stake in the intersex debate: physicians, parents, intersex adults, and activists. . . . Karkazis s honest, multi-pronged approach poses critical questions. --Elizabeth Reis, "American Journal of Bioethics""

Katrina Karkazis' new book, "Fixing Sex," made me sense that there really are some glimmers of hope. . . . Here is an ethicist who stands back from this debate and looks at it objectively and then takes the time to discuss issues that are of importance to intersex people. --Sophia Siedlberg, Organization Intersex International"

I couldn t put "Fixing Sex" down once I started it! Masterfully balancing all aspects of one of the most polarizing, contentious topics in medicine, this thoughtful book is destined to become the most recent authoritative treatise on intersex. Non-medical persons will find it easily digestible, yet it is a must-read for every pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist caring for children with disorders of sex development. --Kenneth C. Copeland, M.D., Jonas Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and former President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society"

The cultural rules of gender are complex, and they are never more tested than in the case of intersex. "Fixing Sex "is a huge addition to the field, encompassing as it does the views of clinicians, patients, parents, and others. The topic is intrinsically interesting, but Katrina Karkazis s wonderful writing makes this a compelling story and a great read. --Abraham Verghese, M.D., author of "The Tennis Partner" and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Stanford University"

This meticulous, sensitive, and brilliantly executed book will transform our knowledge of intersexuality, gender, and the ethnographic study of medical practice. --Gayle Rubin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women s Studies, University of Michigan"

"Fixing Sex" is the best book I have ever read over the years which deals with the ethical issues which have plagued the intersex community, parents and doctors. One reason is that it is meticulously researched and in the introduction, the author helps the reader understand her methodology and also makes it transparent and easy to grasp for the reader who is not familiar with such research. . . . Katrina Karkazis has written a book that both I (an intersex activist) and a medical doctor can read and understand and not be upset about. Now that is a tour de force. --Curtis E. Hinkle, " Intersex News""

Fixing Sex marks a groundbreaking contribution to the bioethical literature concerning the medical management of intersex conditions, taking up standard Western medical practice as a cultural artifact burdened with conventional understandings of masculinity and femininity, normal and abnormal, and indeed, medicine and culture. Karkazis s investigation of the experiences of those involved in the management of ambiguously sexed bodies brings into conversation an unprecedented number of points of view: of persons with intersex conditions, parents of children, and the physicians who treat them. . . . Fixing Sex indubitably demonstrates the importance of the living perspectives of those affected by medical management. It also provides insight into the ways in which history may be essential for biomedical ethical thinking. --Ellen K. Feder, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics"

Fixing Sex is an eloquent and engaging exploration of the ways in which intersexuality is understood, treated, and experienced in the US today. . . . Fixing Sex is a wonderful book that will be of enormous value to individuals with intersex diagnoses and their parents and families, clinicians, counsellors, activists and academics. The book additionally has the ability to empower intersexed individuals and their care-givers to make considered and informed decisions regarding treatment, and validates those who refuse all treatment. --Sharyn Graham Davies, Anthropological Forum"

Fixing Sex is an important text for scholars concerned with the numerous issues related to intersex as well as individuals looking for a comprehensive introduction. As with all research there are many more questions to be answered and examined; Karkazis work contributes to the growing body of literature in critical intersex studies while pointing the way toward the work that must still be done. --Robert J. Davidson, Liminalis"

Fixing Sex is the result of meticulous research and in depth interviews with those most closely involved; it aims to help readers understand this unusual condition. I found the book fascinating for other reasons as well namely how intersex conditions illuminate our taken for granted assumptions about what makes people male or female. --Daisy Grewal, Psychology Today blog"

[A] sensitive yet trenchant critique. . . .This important book gives voice to persons with intersex conditions whose experiences of pain, shame, isolation, and anger as a result of their medical treatment may have heretofore been dismissed by clinicians. By presenting these experiences in the context of ethnographic research that problematizes the objectivity of biomedicine, Karkazis may persuade the medical establishment to listen. --G. Conti, Women's Studies"

[C]aptivating aspects infuse this book with life. . . . If Karkazis proffers one overall suggestion, it is the need for a multidisciplinary team that treats not just the affected children but the team as a whole: yes, physician, parent, and child. The child and adolescent psychiatrist will enjoy this book and obtain a preparation for getting involved. This book pleads for child psychiatric involvement. Perhaps it will be the initiator. --William Reiner, M.D., Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry"

[T]his book would be an interesting read for all involved in the study of disorders of sexual development (DSD), including pediatricians, geneticists, gynecologists, and urologists. --Claude J. Migeon, American Journal of Human Genetics"

[W]hile not all who share their experiences in Fixing Sex are activists, their statements will certainly speak truth to power. Were medical authorities to engage with Karkazis s important book, and I strongly recommend they do, they might recognize their latent hypocrisy and be humbled by their professional hubris. --Pamela L. Geller, American Ethnologist"

Anyone interested in the health and well being of intersex individuals will be informed by reading this book. --Vic Munoz, Journal of Health Psychology"

I ve taught from Karkazis s book in several courses already, and find that her extremely fluent prose and clear arguments work well for both undergraduates and graduate students. . . . Fixing Sex is a theoretically sophisticated and nuanced ethnography of medical practice related to intersex conditions. . . . --Rebecca Jordan-Young, Women s Studies Quarterly"

In incorporating the voices of not only medical professionals, but also the people whose lives have been affected in major ways by the results of medical decisions enacted on their or their children's bodies (and identities), Karkazis presents a more complete view of the topic than has been offered in the past. . . . Karkazis doesn't claim to offer any answers, but she brings the discussion up to date in a way no one else has yet, raising the difficult questions necessary to move the discourse on intersex issues forward. --Kiri Oliver, Feminist Review blog"

Karkazis explores the process the medical establishment uses to assign sex to infants whose anatomy deviates from the norm and the consequences for those involved. Her research with clinicians, parents and intersex individuals provides a chilling look at an issue that deserves further critique. --Curve Magazine"

Karkazis has written a definitive treatment on a topic for which there is no decisive answer. And she does not try to provide one. What she does is productively unsettle the assumptions that much of the medical approach works from by respectfully positing gender as a mystery not reducible to the simple construct we operate under currently. --Jennifer Reed, Feministe"

Karkazis never loses sight of the authentic lived experiences of intersexed people and their families. . . . Fixing Sex . . . offers a compassionately written discussion of interest to anyone concerned with gender and sexuality, health activism, and human rights. --Summer Wood, Bitch"

Karkazis reveals great ambition, curiosity, and compassion in her book, which affords precious insights. She eloquently identifies many matters that merit further discussion, and deserves our applause for getting the discussion started. --Rick Docksai, World Future Review"

Katrina Karkazis s excellent Fixing Sex is an anthropological investigation into the triangulation of clinical medicine, intersexed persons, and parents. Written in three parts, Karkazis offers the reader a succinct history of the medical management of intersex since the late nineteenth century, an ethnographic account of intersex treatment in the contemporary clinical milieu, and a measured inquiry into the variety of issues faced by people who have intersex conditions, or disorders of sexual development (DSD), and their parents. --Alison Redick, GLQ"

Katrina Karkazis s stimulating book, Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience, masterfully examines the concerns and fears of all those with a stake in the intersex debate: physicians, parents, intersex adults, and activists. . . . Karkazis s honest, multi-pronged approach poses critical questions. --Elizabeth Reis, American Journal of Bioethics"

Katrina Karkazis' new book, Fixing Sex, made me sense that there really are some glimmers of hope. . . . Here is an ethicist who stands back from this debate and looks at it objectively and then takes the time to discuss issues that are of importance to intersex people. --Sophia Siedlberg, Organization Intersex International"

The strength of her book is in pulling together the multiple social worlds of intersex: stories of doctors, activists, parents, and adults with intersex are presented alongside scientific and clinic histories, taxonomic controversies, treatment battles, and the quest for technological fixes to corporeal and ontological problems. We also get the best account of the intersex patients rights movements, and its recent splintering, that I ve read. The book offers a nuanced analysis of medical authority without crucifying doctors, and at the same time embodies a humanistic commitment to compassion, choice, and care in addressing the needs of intersex people. --Monica J. Casper, Women s Review of Books"

Theoretically savvy and politically engaged, Karkazis is one of the founding board members of the new Accord Alliance. Yet her work is one of the most balanced in the field. . . . I suspect it is her close connection with intersex patients and their parents that most tempered her analysis. --Vernon A. Rosario, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide"

I couldn t put Fixing Sex down once I started it! Masterfully balancing all aspects of one of the most polarizing, contentious topics in medicine, this thoughtful book is destined to become the most recent authoritative treatise on intersex. Non-medical persons will find it easily digestible, yet it is a must-read for every pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist caring for children with disorders of sex development. --Kenneth C. Copeland, M.D., Jonas Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and former President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society"

With her fascinating field data, Katrina Karkazis exposes the contentious disagreements among theoreticians, physicians, intersex adults, and parents and all that those debates imply about the changing landscape of gender and intersex management. --Suzanne J. Kessler, author of Lessons from the Intersexed"

Fixing Sex is the best book I have ever read over the years which deals with the ethical issues which have plagued the intersex community, parents and doctors. One reason is that it is meticulously researched and in the introduction, the author helps the reader understand her methodology and also makes it transparent and easy to grasp for the reader who is not familiar with such research. . . . Katrina Karkazis has written a book that both I (an intersex activist) and a medical doctor can read and understand and not be upset about. Now that is a tour de force. --Curtis E. Hinkle, Intersex News"

In addition to interviewing individuals with intersex syndromes and their parents, Karkazis interviewed the clinicians socially authorized to assign and surgically produce gender. Hearing them express in their own words their professional convictions, private doubts, misplaced loyalties, and mounting uncertainties adds a previously missing dimension to the discussion. The accumulated layering of these varied perspectives makes this an insightful, disquieting, appalling, and heartbreaking book. . . . This book will be a vital resource for scholars of gender and sexuality. . . . --Lynn Morgan, American Anthropologist"

Karkazis allows patients, their families, and their physicians to speak for themselves. The lived experiences that Karkazis weaves into her book are a poignant reminder of the inadequacy of patient education and of social support for many of the patients and their families. . . . If the goal of an author is to promote new ways of seeing, then Karkazis has succeeded well and has done so eloquently. --Gary Berkovitz, New England Journal of Medicine"

Karkazis. . . has produced a valuable, compelling account of historical, medical, and lived perspectives on the condition known as intersex or disorder of sex development. . . . Karkazis s adroit scholarship science illustrated in human terms-- makes a vital contribution to a complex, inadequately understood subject. Highly recommended. Lower-level graduates and above; general readers. --P. Lefler, Choice"

Synopsis

What happens when a baby is born with 'ambiguous' genitalia or a combination of 'male' and 'female' body parts? Clinicians and parents in these situations are confronted with complicated questions such as whether a girl can have XY chromosomes, or whether some penises are 'too small' for a male sex assignment. Since the 1950s, standard treatment has involved determining a sex for these infants and performing surgery to normalize the infant's genitalia. Over the past decade intersex advocates have mounted unprecedented challenges to treatment, offering alternative perspectives about the meaning and appropriate medical response to intersexuality and driving those who treat intersex conditions into a deep crisis.Katrina A. Karkazis offers a nuanced, compassionate picture of these charged issues in "Fixing Sex", the first book to examine contemporary controversies over the medical management of intersexuality in the United States from the multiple perspectives of those most intimately involved.

Drawing extensively on interviews with adults with intersex conditions, parents, and physicians, Karkazis moves beyond the heated rhetoric to reveal the complex reality of how intersexuality is understood, treated, and experienced today. As she unravels the historical, technological, social, and political forces that have culminated in debates surrounding intersexuality, Karkazis exposes the contentious disagreements among theorists, physicians, intersex adults, activists, and parents - and all that those debates imply about gender and the changing landscape of intersex management.She argues that by viewing intersexuality exclusively through a narrow medical lens we avoid much more difficult questions. Do gender atypical bodies require treatment? Should physicians intervene to control the 'sex' of the body? As this illuminating book reveals, debates over treatment for intersexuality force the reassessment of the seemingly natural connections between gender, biology, and the body.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Provides a useful perspective on intersex 22. April 2010
Von Dr Mew - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Let me first note that I'm an intersex person who tends to read whatever I can find on the topic. Over the past decade, there has been a modest burst of publishing on intersex status (or what the medical field now terms "DSDs" for "Disorders of Sex Development"), but much of what books cover overlaps. Books tend to fall into one of two categories. There are those with a hard science perspective, which take an "expert" standpoint to explain why people are born intersexed and what that shows us about prenatal development, evolution, the role of hormones, etc. Then there are those with an advocacy perspective, that point out that the current medical "treatment" for children born intersex--infant surgical sex assignment--is highly problematic, because it often leads to the sacrifice of sexual sensation, and because the sex assigned at birth can be the wrong one.

What Karkazis does in her book is to bridge the gap between a focus on science and a focus on the experiences of intersex people. She interviews doctors, parents of intersex children, and adult intersex individuals to lay out for the reader their various perspectives. Her basic conclusion is that medical practitioners are ignorant of or dismiss the experiences of intersex adults, which leads doctors to continue to advocate and perform infant sex assignment procedures despite the manifestly negative consequences for many intersex people. She also shows how doctors' stance--that intersex status is a defect, a social emergency that can and must be treated medically--convinces parents to consent to treatments that they often later regret condoning. So Karkazis' findings are in line with books written by intersex advocates. But by including medical information and interviews with medical practitioners, Karkazis shows her readers why the unhappiness of intersex people with treatment they receive has not done much to change medical practice.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A tour de force 15. Dezember 2008
Von Curtis E. Hinkle - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Fixing Sex is the best book I have ever read over the years which deals with the ethical issues which have plagued the intersex community, parents and doctors. One reason is that it is meticulously researched and in the introduction, the author helps the reader understand her methodology and also makes it transparent and easy to grasp for the reader who is not familiar with such research.

The author is also very accurate about the medical aspects of various intersex conditions (something that often was not true with previous books by researchers dealing with the ethical debate, unfortunately.) However, the main reason I feel the book is a success is that is shows respect for ALL stakeholders, something which has thus far not been the case and this will help in the future I hope in such a way that not just the parents and doctors will be able to have a dialog, but actual intersex adults also will be more likely to be included.

She has done something that is very difficult to do. Katrina Karkazis has written a book that both I (an intersex activist) and a medical doctor can read and understand and not be upset about. Now that is a tour de force.

Curtis E. Hinkle
Founder, Organisation Intersex International
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A much needed addition to literature on Intersex 12. Februar 2009
Von Gina R. Morvay - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Katrina Karkazis' Fixing Sex is an ambitious attempt to deal with the multiple issues brought up by those born with Intersex Conditions (I'm going to use that term over DSDs) their parents and the doctors who 'treated' them. She comes clearly down on the side against performing 'normalising' procedures on infants often by performing surgery on larger than average clitorises (in some cases, performing actual clitorodectomies) or reassigning xy children with micropenises as female. She points out how doctors are slowly reevaluating how these procedures are done (or whether they're done) but are still highly defensive about the medical decisions they're made and, especially, about the harm they've caused.

For those following the Intersex community and their often heartbreaking stories, the book can be painful to read. But Ms. Karkazis tries to present the material not as an advocate, but as a medical ethicist and she succeeds brilliantly in shining much light on a lot of dark histories than are still threatening to all involved. It's in dealing with these bioethical questions the book finds its greatest success. She balances the choices parents and doctors made for infants with the anger and helplessness of those children who had to actually live with those decisions. She also points out how adherence to 'normality' and the gender binary had everything to do with many of these (often for the worse) life-altering decisions.

There are some parts of the discussion I wished the book had keyed into with more detail and first person narratives. She talks to almost no one who was gender reassigned, either those still living in their assigned gender nor those who were uncomfortable in their assigned gender and later transitioned back. I feel she shortchanges some of the connections between the Intersex and Trans communities, which includes a goodly number of people born with Intersex conditions. Perhaps it's Karkazis seeming connections to Bo Laurent (formerly Cheryl Chase) and Alice Dreger that kept her from discussing this important linkage between the two communities. I was also disturbed that Karkazis, in a discussion of David Reimer and gender identity, makes a fairly sweeping conclusion about in utero hormonal exposure, and CAH (and I don't think anyone would say exposure to hormones is the same for anyone, there are many biological and experiential factors that can alter the outcome) that I found myself shaking my head while reading.

Likewise, she makes a statement that David Reimer was one case, but there was another similar non-Intersex reassignment case where the reassignment worked and that, somehow modifies the conclusions of Milton Diamond and William Reiner and others. However, she gives information in her endnotes that suggests this reassignment might not have worked quite as well as how she referenced it in the main body of her text. It was a little sloppy.

Still, anyone interested in Intersex, bioethics, gender and just the intense human drama that surrounds how we 'normalize' sex and gender owes it to themselves to read Fixing Sex. The many anonymous quotes in the book and still-raging debates between defensive medical practitioners, angry Intersex adults, guilt-ridden parents and dueling support organizations show how painful an issue this is, and Karkazis has done a wonderful navigating through it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Forgotten Few 9. Januar 2010
Von B. Garfinkel - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book provides a well documented review of the evolution of "modern" medical therapy for those born with ambiguous genitalia and other categories of Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) otherwise known as Intersex or Hermaphroditism. Katrina Karkzis reveals that Medical Academia has not provided us with long term follow up studies to validate several theoretical mainstays of current therapy. The author provides a wake up call for a reevaluation and documentation of the recommendations made for the vital decisions in the management of this rare but significant group of patients
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4.0 von 5 Sternen How & Why Has This Happened? 9. April 2013
Von Adrienne Carmack, MD - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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In this highly detailed and thorough work, Katrina does an excellent job flushing out what has occurred over the past few decades to lead to today's viewpoints on disorders of sex differentiation (intersex). We seriously need to rethink our approach to any genital surgery on children, and her book offers great potential for us to see the forest and step out of our current box!
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