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What's in a Name? The Controversy over "Disorders of Sex Development"
|Title||What's in a Name? The Controversy over "Disorders of Sex Development"|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Feder, Ellen K., and Karkazis Katrina|
|Journal||Hastings Center Report|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||ANATOMY , Europe , Human , NAMES , Sexual , United|
This article discusses the controversy on the changes in nomenclature for those born with atypical sex anatomy. In 2006, endocrinological societies in the U.S. and Europe published a consensus statement, thereby changing variations on the terms, hermaphrodite and intersex, will be replaced by the term, disorders of sex development. Others argue whether this new term reinforce the tendency to view gender-atypical bodies as pathological, or could it mark an important advance in the treating the underlying conditions associated with gender-atypical bodies.
FEDER, ELLEN K. KARKAZIS, KATRINA; Source Info: Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p33; Subject Term: NAMES; Subject Term: SEXUAL disorders; Subject Term: ANATOMY; Subject Term: HUMAN body; Subject Term: UNITED States; Subject Term: EUROPE; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article