Saturday, November 19, 2011

Research Practice

"Tiger's story of repeated unsuccessful genital surgery is shocking, but not rare" (Preves, 2003, p. 31)

Preves, S. (2003). Intersex and identity: The contested self. Piscataway, NJ: Rutger's University Press

This is a book that it all about what it means to be intersex relating to hormones as well as the appearance of genitals. It contains a chapter that is solely on medical sex assignment. It seems like it will be very helpful for me as I am explaining the processes they have for cosmetic surgery. However, the book seems to hold a view that is against medical sex assignment and is for accepting who you are. The reasons I can tell this is because a few of the chapters titles are "Intersex Pride" and "Seeds of Change". Overall it will be helpful to give me background knowledge on this topic.

"In the majority of our sample of intersex adults the longterm outcome(of medical sex assignment) appears to be more favorable than some current rhetoric suggests" (Meyer-Bahlburg et al, 2004, p. 1618)

Meyer-Bahlburg et al. (2004) Attitudes of adult 46, XY intersex persons to clinical management policies.  The Journal of Urology, 171, 1615-1619.

This is an article that consists of a study that was done to find out the perspectives of people that had had medical sex assignment surgery. Their findings were that people felt positive about it, which is an opposing viewpoint of my last source. This article will give me something to compare the research that have a negative view on medical sex assignment. It will be very useful to me. It also seems pretty solid because people actually did research and it is published in a journal.

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