Intersex in the Age of Ethics Published
20 August 1999
For Immediate Release
Intersex in the Age of Ethics, a collection edited
by Alice Domurat Dreger, has just been published by
University Press Group of Hagerstown Maryland.
"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 more timely; professional
conferences, gender clinics, and the popular
media are abuzz with the controversy over how
medicine and society should handle intersex
and intersexuals. The volume will provide some
much-needed perspective. The writings
approach the issue of intersexuality and its
treatment from numerous perspectives,
including the personal, ethical, clinical, legal,
anthropological, historical, sociological, and
--Alice Domurat Dreger
"The range of ethical issues that arise in
regard to the treatment of intersex infants,
children, and adults is richly representative of
the clinical healthcare ethics generally. By
incorporating the perspective of patients and
their stories in this account, however,
Intersex in the Age of Ethics does more than
introduce the question of healthcare ethics in
microcosm. It also leads the reader to
examine the effect of ethical reflection on the
lives of patients.
"Unlike many collections of essays, this one
hangs together very well both for reading and
for teaching. Intersex in the Age of Ethics is a
model, in both senses of the word, of what
thoughtful healthcare ethics reflection can
accomplish. It embodies a conceptual model of
ethical reflection that leads the reader to pose
the right questions and to respond to them
with patients' lives in mind. And it is a model
in the evaluative sense--excellent, admirable,
and deserving of imitation."
--David T. Ozar, PhD, Loyola University of
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Paperback: ISBN 1-55572-100-1, $19.95+ship/handle
Hard cover: ISBN 1-55572-125-7, $45.00+ship/handle
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The books can be ordered online through Barnes &
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The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
works to create a world free of shame, secrecy,
and genital mutilation for intersex people. For more
information, visit our web site at http://www.isna.org