INTERSEXED AND TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS

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Department
Women's Studies
Course
Women's Studies 1020E
Professor
Miranda Green- Barteet
Semester
Fall

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INTERSEXED AND TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS trans: Gender identity isn’t what you were assigned with at birth Independent of sexual identity intersex: you were born with characteristics, chromosomes, hormones etc of both sexes herms: (hermaphrodite) both male and female genitalia merms: (male pseudo hermaphrodites) born with testes and some aspects of female genitalia ferms: (female pseudo hermaphrodites) born with ovaries combines with some aspects of male genitalia Anne Fausto-Sterling “The Five Sexes, Revisited” - biology of women’s studies at brown university - revision of an essay she wrote in 1993 - there needs to be at least 5 sexes - not everyone fits into two categories - intended the proposal to be provocative and to raise awareness - revision came out in 2000 - anyone born outside the 2 genders (male and female) are considered intersexual - 1.7% of the population - chromosomal differences but no physical differences - represents chromosomal, anatomical and hormonal exception to dimorphic ideal John Money - Joan/John Case - first 18 months identity is malleable for the first 18 months of life - doctors could make gender assignment based on what made the
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