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Hermaphroditism
A discussion on hermaphrodites and intersexuality.
# 133482 | 1,750 words | 10 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Gender and Sexuality (Transgender)


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The paper discusses how prior to the nineteenth century, not many intersexuality cases were studied because medicine was not yet sufficiently advanced to explain this unusual physiological condition, in which the genitalia are ambiguous (Rosario, 1998; Mak, 2005). In fact, the paper notes that hermaphrodites were usually referred to as "marvelous" or "monstrous" creatures (Rosario, 1998, p. 52). The paper discusses how only in the twentieth century did the science world begin to focus on intersexuality (Mak, 2005).

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"Prior to the nineteenth century, not many intersexuality cases were studied because medicine was not yet sufficiently advanced to explain this unusual physiological condition, in which the genitalia are ambiguous (Rosario, 1998; Mak, 2005). In fact, hermaphrodites were usually referred to as "marvelous" or "monstrous" creatures (Rosario, 1998, p. 52). Only in the twentieth century did the science world begin to focus on intersexuality (Mak, 2005). As hermaphroditism became an established issue in science, two major concerns were raised by sociologists and scientists: how is sex defined and who has the authority (or right in a legal sense) to decide the sex of intersexed infants? This essay will discuss the..."

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