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Ethics and Children with Differences in Sex Development and Gender Nonconformity

Society once considered children born with atypical genital anatomy to be freaks of nature. Until recently, doctors labeled these children “hermaphrodites” and urged early appearance-altering surgery. While times have changed, somewhat, medical interventions continue despite mounting evidence of long-term harms associated with both medical and surgical “treatment.” Continue reading

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Bathrooms, Binaries, and Bioethics

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. Visit this page for more information. By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD Bioethicists typically deal with the moral complexities that emerge when social institutions—the clinic and the lab, chiefly—try to … Continue reading

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