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sex assignment

process whereby the sex of an intersex (hermaphroditic) newborn is initially assigned.

sex as·sign·ment

(seks ă-sīn'mĕnt)
Process whereby the sex of an intersex (hermaphroditic) newborn is initially decided.
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Patients brought up as male after sex assignment surgery require careful testicular tumour surveillance.
DSD includes hermaphroditism, individuals with atypical chromosomes, and those who have undergone sex assignment surgery as an infant.
However, what if a sex assignment turned out to not match the person's gender as socialized?
Many took intersex to be a politicized term identified with radical gender activists who advocated deferral of sex assignment and opposed early genital or gonadal surgeries.
of Kentucky) uses Lanini Sagredo's 1660 one-act comedy El parto de Juan Rana (John Frog Gives Birth) as a point of departure to explore the interdependent relationship of reproductive technologies, the politics of masculinity and male effeminacy, and the fluid nature of sex assignment and same-sex desire in early modern Spain.
To assist in more comprehensive sex assignment and to generate samples more accurately representing natural populations, we suggest that these new sexing criteria be used whenever morph identification is possible.
David Reimer's revelation that he was raised as a girl beside his twin brother, and his rejection of the sex assignment made for him at the age of twenty-two months provides additional data for the age-old debate.
Severe cases result in penile curvature or ambiguous genitalia, making immediate and accurate sex assignment of the newborn difficult.
The patients' mean age at first consultation was 3 years and 1 month (range, 15 days to 9 years), and the initial sex assignment was male in all cases.
There are no other comments directly dealing with this issue, none for example on the problems of uniting bone analysis and grave-goods, or on the significance for the archaeologist of the bone analysts' degrees of certainty of sex assignment from 'secure' to '?
of Cape Town, South Africa) compiles a group of 13 essays by internationally based scholars in medical ethics, law, health policy, and philosophy, who weigh the harms, benefits, and ethics involving morally contested surgeries: male circumcision, female genital cutting, sex assignment and reassignment, conjoined twins separation, limb and face transplantation, and cosmetic and placebo surgeries.