Surgically Shaping Children

Surgically Shaping Children

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This volume explores the ethical and social issues raised by the recent proliferation of surgical techniques aimed at making children appear more normal. Using three cases -- involving surgeries to correct ambiguous genitalia of children who are intersexed, surgeries to lengthen the limbs of children who are dwarfs, and surgeries to eliminate craniofacial abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate -- Eric Parens deepens our understanding of the debate surrounding surgical interventions in children.Introduction says in a variety of formats: from personal narratives and scholarly essays to those about the need for new data and ... grappling with the same basic question regarding the ethical and social implications of surgically shaping children. ... Introduction To her great good fortune and the readera#39;s, Morris JD8413.

Title:Surgically Shaping Children
Author:Erik Parens
Publisher:JHU Press - 2006-04-18


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