Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803296
 


 



A Moratorium on Intersex Surgeries?: Law, Science, Identity, and Bioethics at the Crossroads


Laura D. Hermer


Hamline University - School of Law

April 5, 2007

Cardozo Women's Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 255, 2007

Abstract:     
Should the law prevent all parents and guardians from requesting and consenting to cosmetic genital surgeries on children with certain intersex conditions before the children are mature enough to decide the matter for themselves? While such surgeries ought not to be encouraged, banning the surgeries altogether, as some advocate, would hobble, if not eliminate, the burgeoning scientific investigation of the best treatment practices for different intersex conditions. It would also remove a surgical option that, according to data in a number of studies, has resulted in subjectively satisfactory outcomes for many patients.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: intersex, bioethics, children

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: April 6, 2011 ; Last revised: April 28, 2011

Suggested Citation

Hermer, Laura D., A Moratorium on Intersex Surgeries?: Law, Science, Identity, and Bioethics at the Crossroads (April 5, 2007). Cardozo Women's Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 255, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1803296

Contact Information

Laura D. Hermer (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 290
Downloads: 43

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo2 in 0.328 seconds