Ellen Feder (American University) - "Normalizing Atypical Sex Anatomies: A Question of Ethics or Culture?"

August 26, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
100 Mendenhall Lab
Criticism of normalizing medical interventions for atypical sex anatomies (or “intersex” bodies) has likened these practices to ritual genital cutting in the global south. In reexamining this comparison we may find unexpected insight into the motivation for normalizing genital surgeries in the global north, and encounter, too, troubling questions about the place of ethical deliberation in the care of children with atypical sex anatomies.
 
**Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
 

Feder’s recent take on MTV’s Faking It: http://www.ijfab.org/blog/why-we-should-watch-mtvs-faking-it/

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