Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes. USA 2009, 195 pp., hardbound, € 23.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Every year in the USA, more than two thousand children are born with an intersex condition or disorder of sex development. What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. The book explains numerous intersex conditions, such as hermaphroditism, Klinefelter syndrome, androgen insensitivity syndrome, and includes personal interviews with people living with these conditions who share their extraordinary, often painful stories of being misunderstood by physicians, damily, and friends. The author looks at both the history and the current teatments for intersex conditions and discusses the options that are available today for the ambiguous child.