The Center for Biomedical Ethics will host a grand rounds event on the topic of intersex care Thursday, June 1, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Debra Carroll-Beight, a PhD student in the Department of Bioethics, will present “The Child M.C. and the Intersections of Intersex: Exploring Norms that Influence Care.”
This talk will delve into the ethical considerations associated with the medical management of intersex children. It will begin with an overview of intersex traits, the prevalence of these variations and the historical evolution of intersex care. From there, participants will examine a real-life case example of a child referred to as “M.C.,” to highlight the intricate relationship between the social, medical, and legal norms that influence, and at times, complicate, the healthcare landscape for intersex children.