Classification: News

: 28 July 1998

New York Times on "normalizing" sexual surgeries

In Today's Science Times pages, historian and ethicist Alice Dreger writes
about 'When Medicine Goes too Far in the Pursuit of Normality." Today,
children with a variety of physical differences, including ambiguous genitals,
are treated by doctors, who believe the children will grow up happier if
their anatomies can be made normal. Do these treatments work?

Dreger, Alice. 1998. When Medicine Goes Too Far in the Pursuit of Normality.
New York Times, 28 July, Science Times.

Dreger, professor of science and technology at Michigan State University,
is the author of

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, (Harvard University
Press, 1998)

 Top of Page