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An Emerging Ethical and Medical Dilemma: Should Physicians Perform Sex Assignment Surgery on Infants with Ambiguous Genitalia?

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 7, p. 1, 2000

64 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2009  

Hazel Glenn Beh

University of Hawaii

Milton Diamond

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

The authors challenge the practice of gender assignment surgeries of infants born with ambiguous genitalia and other differences of sex development (intersex conditions). They assert that the child's right to an open future should be preserved.

Keywords: intersex, parental authority

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Beh, Hazel Glenn and Diamond, Milton, An Emerging Ethical and Medical Dilemma: Should Physicians Perform Sex Assignment Surgery on Infants with Ambiguous Genitalia? (2000). Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 7, p. 1, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444561

Hazel Beh (Contact Author)

University of Hawaii ( email )

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Honolulu, HI 96822
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Milton Diamond

University of Hawaii at Manoa ( email )

2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI NA 96822
United States

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