Culture Clash Involving Intersex

Alice Dreger and Bruce Wilson, commentary on “Culture Clash Involving Intersex,” The Hastings Center Report, vol. 33, no. 4 [July/August 2003], pp. 12-14.

Pediatric endocrinologist Bruce Wilson and I wrote this as a response to a case study of a teenage boy unexpectedly diagnosed with intersex and internal female anatomy. Bruce and I argued that lying to a patient is unethical and bad medicine, and that children’s genitals are no place for cultural relativism. (Aren’t we crazy radicals!)

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