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Sexual Dimorphism: • beyond sexual parts, how different are male and females Sex assignment: • process of identifying people as male or female Disorders of Sexual Development • Sex assignment is difficult • Often subject to medical intervention: extensive surgeries, hormones, ambiguous or both sexual parts • Challenge notion that genitals are “the signs” of maleness or femaleness • Growing consensus ◦ Natural but rare genital variation Accord Alliance: website http://www.accordalliance.org/ • Postpone surgery until informed consent can be given • Right to remain intersexed • Envision a society ◦ where genital variation is accepted Disorders of Sexual Development
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