Intersex and gender assignment; the third way?

S F Ahmed, S Morrison, I A Hughes
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2004, 89 (9): 847-50
The birth of a new baby is one of the greatest wonders of nature and one of the most exciting events known to man. The first question that is usually posed by the mother or father is "is it a boy or a girl?"; without this information the new parents cannot even formulate the second question which is usually "is he/she alright?". It is no wonder that the birth of a child with complex genital anomalies where the sex of rearing is uncertain at birth, presents difficult clinical and ethical issues.

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