A Tsunami of Love: Overcoming the Violence of Curiosity—The Lived Experiences of Young Adults Born with Variations of Sex Characteristics
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4637102
Author(s) De Clercq, Eva
Author(s) at UniBasel De Clercq, Eva
Year 2021
Title A Tsunami of Love: Overcoming the Violence of Curiosity—The Lived Experiences of Young Adults Born with Variations of Sex Characteristics
Journal International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Volume 14
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number 11-35
Abstract

This study provides insight into the experiences of young adults born with variations of sex characteristics to identify aspects of care and social support that need improvement. Semi-structured interviews with intersex youths in Switzerland were analyzed using interpretative, phenomenological analysis. Young adults desire timely, patient-centered information about their diagnoses. Peer support is key to delivering high-quality care but rarely systematically implemented. Intersex youth often face misrepresentation, stigma, and discrimination in medical settings and in society. Increased visibility alone cannot tackle these issues, but a feminist curiosity of care will enable health providers and society to overcome preconceptions of body normativity.

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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3138/ijfab-14.2.02
   

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