A Comprehensive Guide To Intersex
This resource provides readers with everything they need to know about intersex — people who are born with any range of sex characteristics that might not fit typical binary notions about male and female bodies. International in scope, and covering a wide variety of topics in an easy-to-read way, the book explores what intersex is, what it is not, a detailed overview of its 40 or so different variations, and historical and social aspects of intersex and medical intervention. It also gives practical, proven advice on how professionals can help and support intersex people. Parents, allies and intersex will find this informative book valuable as well.
Praise for this book
A worthy new guide to the burgeoning field of intersex Studies, positioning people who actually experience intersex variations, their experiences, and their self-determination in the foreground. This will be a highly useful, valued guide for those seeking key information from a critical perspective.
Jay's book is thorough, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. He describes clinical aspects of intersex, but also illuminates more personal nuances through individual accounts and examples. It is a 'must read' for health care professionals.