Intersex: implications of umbrella terms in the interest of science

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The intersection of science and identity intensifies the complexity of the umbrella term DSD (Disorders of Sex Development)/Intersex. The interest of science to classify DSD/Intersex conditions to formulate evidence-based best practice has implications on personal identity. Fundamental to ethical decision-making in intersex is the right to choose one's identity, which includes categorization within the umbrella term DSD/Intersex. In this lecture I offer a bioethics lens to balance umbrella terms and individuality to normalize the differences in sex development.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019; noon to 1 p.m.; Room D1.602 "Intersex: Implications of Umbrella Terms in the Interest of Science". Jennifer Markusic Wimberly, M.D., Staff Physician - Community Medicine, Float Staff - Continuing Education, Vice Chair of Ethics, Institutional Ethics Committee, Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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