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David Reimer's Legacy: Limiting Parental Discretion

Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2005

26 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2009  

Milton Diamond

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hazel Glenn Beh

University of Hawaii

Date Written: August, 10 2009

Abstract

The authors question the limits of parental authority to consent to infant sex assignment surgeries and suggest that unnecessary life-altering surgeries should be delayed until the child has capacity to consent.

Keywords: Intersex, gender, children, informed consent

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Diamond, Milton and Beh, Hazel Glenn, David Reimer's Legacy: Limiting Parental Discretion (August, 10 2009). Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1446966

Milton Diamond

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Hazel Beh (Contact Author)

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