Exceptions to the Rule: Curing the Law's Failure to Protect Intersex Infants

Tamar-Mattis, Anne
May 2006
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2006, Vol. 21, p59
Academic Journal
The article proposes that court involvement could improve the decision-making process about genital-normalizing surgery on intersex infants using the categorical exception model. It offers background information on intersex treatment, including the theory behind genital-normalizing surgery, critiques of the surgical model, and options for nonsurgical treatment of intersex children. It also outlines the parent-doctor decision-making presumption.


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