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Books

Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes

A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…

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Contesting Intersex Wins American Sociological Association Awards!

At the onset of it’s publication, we highly recommended the book Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (NYU Press, 2015), by our colleague Dr. Georgiann Davis​. Today, we congratulate Davis on her well deserved American Sociological Association’s Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award and the American Sociological Association’s Sex and Gender Feminist Scholar-Activist Award! Contesting Intersex…

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Intersex Memoir Born Both Praised in The New York Times, Washington Post & More!

  “[A] poignant and powerful story.” – The Washington Post “Groundbreaking…This brave and empowering book deserves a wide audience.” – Library Journal   We are overjoyed to report that the recently released memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, 2017), by our very own founding E.D. Hida Viloria, has been receiving phenomenal praise–including a…

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Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

“The surgical procedures that are carried out here are often carried out by people who have trained in the United States, they’ve done their residencies, certainly the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the obstetrics and gynecology worlds, they all set this sort of standard of care and if it’s determined that the standard of…

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Viloria Published in College Textbook by Oxford University Press

IC4E E.D. Hida Viloria’s essay, “What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity”, was published this month in the college textbook, Queer: A Reader for Writers, by Oxford University Press. The book includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections, and was developed for courses in first-year writing. It provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and…

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Bodies in Doubt, by Professor Elisabeth Reis

If you’re interested in the history of intersex people’s treatment in the United States, look no further than Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (John HopkinsPress, 2009), by intersex ally Professor Elisabeth Reis. The book provides an in-depth look at recorded intersex American history. Dr.Reis, PhD., a Women’s and Gender Studies scholar and…

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Fixing Sex, by Professor Katrina Karkazis

Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Duke University Press, 2008), by Professor Katrina Karkazis, is a seminal text on the highly controversial medical efforts to “treat” intersex people, historically known as the field of “intersex medical management.” A medical anthropologist and bioethicist at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of…

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Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self

Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self (Rutgers University Press, 2003), by Sharon Preeves, is a groundbreaking text about intersex people, our identities and medical treatment. Professor Preeves is a professor and chair of the Sociology Department and director of the Public Health Sciences Program at Hamline University who recently served as a faculty research collaborator…

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