De-Sexing Children

TitleDe-Sexing Children
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordseducation , personal ethics , PSYCHOLOGY , SOCIOLOGY , Vulnerable Populations
AbstractThe Talvarez family has gone to great lengths to make sure their children get to choose their gender identities free from outside influences. They did not include the gender of their children on birth announcements, named their children gender-neutral names, and plan on letting their children make all of their own choices about gender. While the parents see this approach of allowing their children the freedom to create their own gender identities instead of allowing society to dictate who they should be and how they should act, some child psychologists warn that this approach is not without risks to children.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011
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