Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan
July 1, 2009 | ISBN: 1556527853 | Pages: 208 | PDF | 1 MB
Every year in the United States, more than two thousand children are born with an intersex condition or disorder of sex development. What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. What is clear is that sex is not an either-or proposition: not girl/boy, XX/XY, switching between two poles like an on-off switch on a radio. Rather, sex is like the bass and treble knobs on that radio.