Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child
                    July 19th, 2018
                    ISBN 1785927671 (ISBN13: 9781785927676)

                    When their daughter Rosie was born, Eric and Stephani Lohman found themselves thrust into a situation they were not                     prepared for. Born intersex - a term that describes people who are born with a variety of physical characteristics that do                     not fit neatly into traditional conceptions about male and female bodies - Rosie's parents were pressured to consent to                     normalizing surgery on Rosie, without being offered any alternatives despite their concerns. Part memoir, part                                       guidebook, this powerful book tells the authors' experience of refusing to have Rosie operated on and how they raised a                     child who is intersex. The book looks at how they spoke about the condition to friends and family, to Rosie's teachers                     and caregivers, and shows how they plan on explaining it to Rosie when she is older. 

Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self
                    April 8th, 2003
                    ISBN 0813532299 (ISBN13: 9780813532295)

                    Approximately one in every two thousand infants born in the United States each year is sexually ambiguous in such a                     way that doctors cannot immediately determine the child's sex. Some children's chromosomal sexuality contradicts their                     sexual characteristics. Others have the physical traits of both sexes, or of neither. Drawing upon life history interviews                     with adults who were treated for intersexuality as children, Sharon E. Preves explores how such individuals experience                     and cope with being labeled sexual deviants in a society that demands sexual conformity. By demonstrating how                     intersexed people manage and create their own identities, often in conflict with their medical diagnosis, Preves argues                     that medical intervention into intersexuality often creates, rather than mitigates, the stigma these people suffer.

Bold: Stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
                    November 27th, 2015
                    ISBN 0992584507 (ISBN13: 9780992584504)

                    More than 50 older LGBTI people share their stories and images - of first love and family, of struggle and defiance and                     resistance and pride. They include prominent Australian activists including Bob Brown, Sally Goldner and the Hon.                     Michael Kirby. Many of the stories are by ordinary and extraordinary people who may be Indigenous, born overseas, or                     live in cities or small towns across Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and Ireland. David Hardy presents diverse stories to                     unsilenced lives and put them in print. They add to the history of the LGBTI movement by adding in the power of the                     personal; life stories that make their mark. 'I hope this book helps people understand who LGBTI people are and who we                     are not, ' says David. 'We are not invisible. This collection of stories celebrates the myriad ways we identify as LGBTI                     people. I hope these stories will stir and agitate, comfort and caress, and make you mad and cry and laugh out loud.'"

Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, And Queer Perspectives
                    November 1st, 2006
                    ISBN 1560236450 (ISBN13: 9781560236450)

                    The term homonormativity describes current prevailing idealized assumptions about lesbian identity. This concept,                     however, marginalizes subgroups within the greater lesbian population. Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex,                                       Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives dynamically confronts homonormativity in lesbian communities by                     presenting expert multidisciplinary discussion about what is a definable lesbian identity. This text sensitively explores                     difficult issues about gender policing and the viewpoints in lesbian communities that hold that transgender, intersectional,                     and queer individuals are considered to have 'false consciousness.

Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation
                    June 27th, 2016
                    ASIN B01HNK0PMW

                    In this volume Hornsby and Guest introduce readers to terms for the various identities of trans people and how the Bible                     can be an affirmation of those deemed sexually other by communities. This book offers readings of well known (e.g.,                     Gen 1; Revelation) and not so well known (2 Sam 6; Jer 38) narratives to illustrate that the Bible has been translated and                     interpreted with a bias that makes heterosexuality and a two sex, two gender system natural, and thus divinely ordained.                     The authors present examples that show gender was never a binary, and in the Bible gender and sex are always                     dynamic categories that do, and must, transition.

Are You a Boy or a Girl? Intersex and Genders
                    August 4th, 2008
                    ISBN 3639057155 (ISBN13: 9783639057157)

                    One question that is perhaps most familiar in contemporary western societies is: Is it a boy or a girl? This question goes                     uncontested unless a child is born with ambiguous genitalia. The medical responses to these births have recently                     undergone considerable attention and criticism. The intersex movement has coalesced around a shared lived experience                     of trauma brought about in no small way by the invasive procedures of medical management. These procedures leave                     intersex individuals with feelings of isolation and abuse. A culture of silence has been created with psychological, social                     and physical ramifications omitted from medical, patient and broader social discourses. Intersex individuals cite their own                     experiences as evidence of these ramifications. This book takes note of the significant issues pertinent to the intersex                     movement and employs a comparative analysis of the lived experiences of Intersex Australians and Americans. 

Arcane Perfection: An Anthology by Queer, Trans and Intersex Witches
                    January 26th, 2017
                    ASIN B01MTDGV26

                    Arcane Perfection is a collection of essays, poetry, art, rage, love, rituals, spells, and musings by, for, and about Queer,                     Trans, and Intersex Witches. The book began as a coven project to further curate the Witchery of our Queer, Trans, and                     Intersex members, the project was expanded to encompass Queer, Trans, or Intersex people from around the world.                     Contributors answer questions like: How have you overcome discrimination? How have you encountered the Divine?                     What are your experiences with magic as a Queer person? How has Witchcraft empowered your life as a Queer person?                     Can you tell the story of your transition through the Tarot? What is your relationship to the world, to Pagan community, to                     Queer community? Do you have a rant that needs to be screamed into publication? 

Intersex
                    May 1st, 2015
                    ISBN 1939460042 (ISBN13: 9781939460042)

                    Intersex explores gender as it forms in concrete and unavoidable patterns in the material world. What happens when a                     child is born with ambiguous genitalia? What happens when a body is normalized? Intersex provides tangled and shifting                     answers to both of these questions as it questions our ideas of what is natural and normal about gender and                                         personhood. In this hybrid-genre memoir, intersexed author Aaron Apps adopts and upends historical descriptors of                     hermaphroditic bodies such as 'freak of nature,' 'hybrid,' 'imposter,' 'sexual pervert,' and 'unfortunate monstrosity' in order                     to trace his own monstrous sex as it perversely intertwines with gender expectations and medical discourse. INTERSEX                     leaves the reader wondering: what does it mean to be human?

Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex
                    May 8th, 2009
                    ISBN 0801891558 (ISBN13: 9780801891557)

                    What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be physically sexed and culturally gendered. Yet not all                     bodies are clearly male or female. Bodies in Doubt traces the changing definitions, perceptions, and medical                                         management of intersex (atypical sex development) in America from the colonial period to the present day. From the                     beginning, intersex bodies have been marked as "other," as monstrous, sinister, threatening, inferior, and unfortunate.                     Some nineteenth-century doctors viewed their intersex patients with disrespect and suspicion. Later, doctors showed                     more empathy for their patients' plights and tried to make correct decisions regarding their care. Yet definitions of                     "correct" in matters of intersex were entangled with shifting ideas and tensions about what was natural and normal,                     indeed about what constituted personhood or humanity.

Intersex in the Age of Ethics
                    January 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 1555721257 (ISBN13: 9781555721251)

                    Intersex in the Age of Ethics marks the first time an entire volume has been dedicated to the exploration of the ethics of                     intersex treatment. It could not be timelier, as professional conferences, gender clinics, and the popular media now                     consider how medicine and society should handle intersex and intersexuals. This volume provides a much-needed                     perspective.

Intersex: A Perilous Difference
                    January 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 1575911175 (ISBN13: 9781575911175)

                    As threatening evidence that sex is not the natural basis upon which oppositional gender roles are built, the intersexed                     are made to disappear into normative categories, thus aligning once again the rightful place of male and female as                     opposites.

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Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine
                    April 1st, 2014
                    ISBN 0253012287 (ISBN13: 9780253012289)

                    Putting the ethical tools of philosophy to work, Ellen K. Feder seeks to clarify how we should understand "the problem" of                     intersex. Adults often report that medical interventions they underwent as children to "correct" atypical sex anatomies                     caused them physical and psychological harm. Proposing a philosophical framework for the treatment of children with                     intersex conditions--one that acknowledges the intertwined identities of parents, children, and their doctors--Feder                     presents a persuasive moral argument for collective responsibility to these children and their families.

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Intersex
                    August 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 3639058828 (ISBN13: 9783639058826)

                    Is it a Girl or is it a Boy? This is usually one of the first questions the parents of the newborn baby ask, and in most cases                     this question can be answered rather quickly. However, in some cases the baby is born with an Intersex condition where                     the situation is more complex, and our mainstream understanding of sex and gender is insufficient and rigid. Because                     Intersex individuals have, since the 1950s, undergone forced, unwanted and uninformed genital corrective surgeries                     during their childhood to fit the sex and gender norms of our society and because Intersex has since long only been                     considered a medical matter, the Intersex phenomenon has developed into a human rights debate. 

Critical Intersex
                    January 1st, 2009
                    ISBN 1317157281 (ISBN13: 9781317157281)

                    To date, intersex studies has not received the scholarly attention it deserves as research in this area has been centered                     around certain key questions, scholars and geographical regions. Exploring previously neglected territories, this book                     broadens the scope of intersex studies, whilst adopting perspectives that turn the gaze of the liberal, humanist, scientific                     outlook upon itself, in order to reconfigure debates about rights, autonomy and subjectivity, and challenges the accepted                     paradigms of intersex identity politics. 

Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis
                    September 11th, 2015
                    ISBN 1479887048 (ISBN13: 9781479887040)

                    When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes,                     marking her as intersex. Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to “protect” the                     development of her gender identity; it was years before Davis would see her own medical records as an adult and learn                     the truth. Davis’ experience is not unusual. Many intersex people feel isolated from one another and violated by medical                     practices that support conventional notions of the male/female sex binary which have historically led to secrecy and                     shame about being intersex. Yet, the rise of intersex activism and visibility in the US has called into question the practice                     of classifying intersex as an abnormality, rather than as a mere biological variation. 

Intersex and After
                    March 4th, 2009
                    ISBN 082236705X (ISBN13: 9780822367055)

                    In this special issue of GLQ, experts from a variety of disciplines discuss the future of treatment for people with intersex                     conditions—those born with ambiguous genitalia—and consider what intersexuality means for theories of gender. By                     examining the ethics of medical treatment and the repercussions of intersex surgery, “Intersex and After” demonstrates                     how biology, activism, law, morality, and ethics have a shared interest in the relationship between intersexuality and the                     meaning of sex, gender, and sexuality.

Xoxy: A Memoir
                    March 19th, 2020
                    ISBN 1785928376 (ISBN13: 9781785928376)

                    Meet Kimberly, a regular suburban housewife and mother, whose discovery later in life that she was born intersex fueled                     her to become an international human rights defender and globally-recognized activist. Charting her intersex discovery                     and her journey to self-acceptance, this book movingly portrays how being intersex impacted Kimberly's personal and                     family life, as well as her career. From uncovering a secret that was intentionally kept from her, to coming out to her                     family and friends and fighting for intersex rights, her candid and empowering story helps breakdown barriers and                     misconceptions of intersex people and brings to light the trauma and harmful impact medical intervention continues to                     have on the intersex community.

Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word)
                    May 5th, 2007
                    ISBN 1933149248 (ISBN13: 9781933149240)

                    Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word) chronicles one person’s search for self in a world obsessed with normal. What is                     “intersex”? According to the Intersex Society of North America, the word describes someone born with sex                                         chromosomes, genitalia, or an internal reproductive system that are neither clearly male nor clearly female. In first-                    person prose as intimate as a diary, Thea Hillman redefines memoir in a series of compelling stories that take a no-                    holds-barred look at sex, gender, family, and community. Whether she’s pondering quirky family tendencies (“Drag”),                     reflecting on “queerness” (“Another”), or recounting scintillating adventures in San Francisco’s sex clubs, Hillman’s brave                     and fierce vision for cultural and societal change shines through.

Ethics and Intersex
                    February 2nd, 2006
                    ISBN 1402043139 (ISBN13: 9781402043130)

                    This collection of 21 articles is designed to serve as a state-of-the art reference book for Intrasexual’s, their parents,                     health care professionals, ethics committee members, and anyone interested in problems associated with intersexuality.                     It fills an important need because of its uniqueness as an interdisciplinary effort, bringing together not just urologists and                     endocrinologists, but gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, theologians, gender theorists, medical                     historians, and philosophers. Most contributors are well-known experts on intersexuality in their respective fields. 

Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience
                    April 1st, 2019
                    ISBN 0803295936 (ISBN13: 9780803295933)

                    Merging critical theory, autobiography, and sexological archival research, Queer Embodiment provides insight into what it                     means, and has meant, to have a legible body in the West. Hilary Malatino explores how and why intersexuality became                     an anomalous embodiment requiring correction and how contesting this pathologization can promote medical reform and                     human rights for intersex and trans persons. Malatino traces both institutional and interpersonal failures to dignify non–                    sexually dimorphic bodies and examines the ways in which the ontology of gender difference developed by modern                     sexologists’ conflicts with embodied experience. 

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Born Both: An Intersex Life
                    March 14th, 2017
                    ISBN 0316347841 (ISBN13: 9780316347846)

                    My name is Hida Viloria. I was raised as a girl but discovered at a young age that my body looked different. Having                     endured an often-turbulent home life as a kid, there were many times when I felt scared and alone, especially given my                     attraction to girls. But unlike most people in the first world who are born intersex--meaning they have genitals,                                       reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--I                     grew up in the body I was born with because my parents did not have my sex characteristics surgically altered at birth.

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Online Intersex Communities: Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
                    December 28th, 2008
                    ISBN 160497592X (ISBN13: 9781604975925)

                    Once referred to as hermaphrodites, intersex persons are born with a sexual anatomy or physiology inconsistent with                     social expectations of what constitutes a normal male or female. Of course, this definition of intersexuality, like all                     definitions, is rhetorically charged. In other words, intersexuality does not have meaning in and of itself that can be                     separated from the culture in which it resides. It is a product not just of scientific fact but also of a myriad of cultural                     forces that have changed through time, and with it our perceptions of what is normal, of who should be corrected if they                     are not deemed normal, of when and how this treatment should take place, and of who has authority to speak on such                     things. 

Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God
                    May 16th, 2015
                    ISBN 0802869823 (ISBN13: 9780802869821)

                    "Charts a faithful theological middle course through complex sexual issues" How different are men and women? When                     does it matter to us -- or to God? Are male and female the only two options? In "Sex Difference in Christian Theology"                     Megan DeFranza explores such questions in light of the Bible, theology, and science. Many Christians, entrenched in                     culture wars over sexual ethics, are either ignorant of the existence of intersex persons or avoid the inherent challenge                     they bring to the assumption that everybody is born after the pattern of either Adam or Eve. DeFranza argues, from a                     conservative theological standpoint, that all people are made in the image of God -- male, female, and intersex -- and                     that we must listen to and learn from the voices of the intersexed among us.

Intersex in Christ
                    July 20th, 2018
                    ISBN 153261845X (ISBN13: 9781532618451)

                    Intersex is an umbrella term for many different conditions that cause ambiguous sexual biology. Intersex people are ""in                     between,"" neither clearly male nor clearly female. Intersex has been largely hidden through surgery and secrecy but is                     now coming out into the open. Many intersex people have experienced physical, psychological, and relational pain                     because of the shame attached to their bodily difference. The existence of people with unusual sexual biology presents a                     challenge to the Christian ideal of humanity as male and female. How can evangelical Christians rightly respond to this                     phenomenon? Intersex in Christ provides a balance of grace and truth, upholding male and female as God's created                     intent, while insisting that there is a positive place in the kingdom of God and the world for people with unusual sexual                     biology.

Intersex
                    September 15th, 2007
                    ISBN 1845201833 (ISBN13: 9781845201838)

                    Intersex is the condition whereby an individual is born with biological features that are simultaneously perceived as male                     and female. Ranging from the ambiguous genitalia of the true 'hermaphrodite' to the 'mildly or internally intersexed', the                     condition may be as common as cleft palate. Like cleft palate, it is hidden and surgically altered, but for very different                     reasons. This important book draws heavily on the personal testimony of intersexed individuals, their loved ones, and                     medical careers. The impact of early sex-assignment surgery on an individual's later life is examined within the context of                     ethical and clinical questions. Harper challenges the conventional and radical 'treatment' of intersexuality through non-                    consensual infant sex-assignment surgery.

Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience
                    November 11th, 2008
                    ISBN 0822343185 (ISBN13: 9780822343189)

                    What happens when a baby is born with “ambiguous” genitalia or a combination of “male” and “female” body parts?                     Clinicians and parents in these situations are confronted with complicated questions such as whether a girl can have XY                     chromosomes, or whether some penises are “too small” for a male sex assignment. Since the 1950s, standard treatment                     has involved determining a sex for these infants and performing surgery to normalize the infant’s genitalia. Over the past                     decade intersex advocates have mounted unprecedented challenges to treatment, offering alternative perspectives                     about the meaning and appropriate medical response to intersexuality and driving the field of those who treat intersex                     conditions into a deep crisis.