Sex Reassignment Surgery at Birth

  1. This is the topic I was given to do an oral presentation on. I have found some good articles...but could use some more info if anyone has experience w/this. I am to address the ethical/medical issues that relate to this. I also have to have visuals & handouts for the class....any ideas?? Thanks
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from crb613
    this is the topic i was given to do an oral presentation on. i have found some good articles...but could use some more info if anyone has experience w/this. i am to address the ethical/medical issues that relate to this. i also have to have visuals & handouts for the class....any ideas?? thanks
    hello, crb613,

    very interesting topic. try these links on gender reassignment:

    http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/p...t-surgery.html

    http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/gender.htm

    http://menshealth.about.com/cs/genetics/a/thirdsex.htm

    http://www.hawaii.edu/pcss/online_ar...ex/ethics.html

    hope these help a little.

  4. by   stn2003
    i just watched a show on discovery health about this yesterday. one of the things that stuck out in my mind were the chimeras (spelling?), babies born with two sets of DNA instead of one that were often born hermaphroditic and surgery was necessary to make the baby one sex or the other, depending on what the internal sex organs were, if the were whole, and if they were functional. a baby on the unit i am currently doing my rotation in OB in was born last week with an 'unsure sex' and was transferred out to another hospital for tests and furthur surgery if necessary. interesting stuff, though not very common.
  5. by   VickyRN
  6. by   Race Mom
    A "few"???????



    You put a lot of work into that, take some credit!!

    Nice job!

    Woogy



  7. by   crb613
    Ya'll are great! Thank you so much.
  8. by   sirI
    Quote from crb613
    Ya'll are great! Thank you so much.
    You are welcome, crb613. That's why we're here. Although Vicky gave you much more than I.

    I like that topic. You should do well with these links. Good luck.
  9. by   GrnHonu99
    I watched a Law and Order SVU on this same topic just the other day. It addressed the medical/ethical issues on the show...mostly tried to suggest that gender is innate not learned...I'm not so sure on that..let me know what you find out!@
  10. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from ELKMNin06
    I watched a Law and Order SVU on this same topic just the other day. It addressed the medical/ethical issues on the show...mostly tried to suggest that gender is innate not learned...I'm not so sure on that..let me know what you find out!@
    I saw that episode

    and i think it's both, but I think it's more innate.

    Men and women are wired differently. It's just the way we come. There may be some variation and/or degrees on that, but the outliers arent' representative of the bell curve, neither do they disprove the curve.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  11. by   GalRN
    You may not have time to read this... but an excellent book on the subject (from the pts perspective) is called "As Nature Made Him" by John Colapinto. If it's a presentaion you're doing you could put it on a recommended reading list.

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