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|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Cox-White, Becky, Connolly Peggy, Hinman Lawrence, Keller David R., Ladenson Robert, and Leever Martin|
|Keywords||BIOETHICS , Informed Consent , Intersexed , MEDICINE|
About 1 in every 1,000 to 2,000 infants born each year has ambiguous genitalia. Parents are often understandably emotionally distraught, and traditionally doctors have opted for early surgical correction for sex assignment. However, this practice is now coming under criticism, with some experts saying that surgery should be postponed until the child can give autonomous consent.
Case from the 2002 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2002.
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