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Ethics in intersex disorders

Jyotsna Kirtane


Intersex cases are rare, and even medical personnel may not fully understand the finer nuances, implications and complexities of such cases. The arrival of a newborn is a highly emotional event in our country, and gender plays a key role. The birth of a boy is greeted with great enthusiasm. Not only is the continuity of the family assured but old age provision for parents is made. The arrival of a girl is attended by less bonhomie, and is linked with the travails of finding a suitable match and dowry.

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