Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Intersexuality and the LawWhy Sex Matters$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Julie A. Greenberg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814731895

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 28 September 2021

(p.1) Introduction

(p.1) Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Intersexuality and the Law
Author(s):

Julie A. Greenberg

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.003.0001

This book examines how the law can enhance the lives of people with an intersex condition. It considers whether legal challenges can be effective in helping the intersex movement achieve its goals. It explores whether the intersex movement can form mutually beneficial alliances with other social justice movements and adopt the legal strategies they have used to effectively challenge discriminatory practices. The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the medical practices that attempt to eliminate evidence of intersexuality by surgically altering infants so that they conform or blend into a medically created definition of normal genitalia. Part II outlines areas in which the concerns of people with an intersex condition and the concerns of transsexuals may converge. Part III focuses on how the intersex movement can most effectively frame legal arguments and build alliances with other progressive social justice movements to help advance its objectives.

Keywords:   law, intersex condition, intersex movement, social justice movements, intersexuality, genitalia, transsexuals

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.