Ethical Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Intersex
Sexual development : genetics, molecular biology, evolution, endocrinology, embryology, and pathology of sex determination and differentiation 2010 Sep; 4(4-5): 300-3
The clinical management of intersex has undergone a significant change in values. Whereas in former times, benevolent medical paternalism was the rule, today, the patient's right to respect for dignity and self-determination is given priority. This paper discusses ethical considerations shaping the modern therapeutic management of intersex conditions that do not entail acute health risks. It concludes with basic ethical guidelines for clinical practice.
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