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Intersex Rights

Living Between Sexes

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  • Provides an analysis of intersex legal demands as depicted by intersex activists

  • Includes recommendations on how the EU and its Member States can recognise and safeguard intersex rights

  • Introduces the first legal comparative study within EU Member States on intersex rights

  • Contains groundbreaking recommendations on how intersex rights can be best protected in all fields

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Trapped in the Binary

    • Nikoletta Pikramenou
    Pages 1-25
  3. Eliminating the “Abnormal”

    • Nikoletta Pikramenou
    Pages 27-72
  4. Towards Intersex Legal Protection Beyond Europe

    • Nikoletta Pikramenou
    Pages 73-137
  5. Intersex in Europe

    • Nikoletta Pikramenou
    Pages 139-216
  6. The Future: Intersex Shaping Inclusive Laws

    • Nikoletta Pikramenou
    Pages 217-233
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 235-285

About this book

This book addresses intersex rights violations and analyses intersex people’s legal demands as expressed by intersex activists themselves and delivered through statements and reports issued by intersex rights organisations, the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of male or female bodies, as a result of which they are stigmatised, marginalised and denied the recognition of their fundamental rights. Often, they are subjected to involuntary and harmful sex “normalising” surgeries at birth, which violate their bodily integrity, self-determination and informed consent, so as to comply with societal and legal norms.

Moreover, binary legal frameworks prevent them from enjoying the rights to access identification documents, start a family, or be free from discrimination in all areas including employment and sports. To elaborate on intersex violations that emanate from binary laws, this book examines the situation of intersex rights in regional jurisdictions worldwide and within the European Union in particular. In the process, it identifies current legal barriers and suggests how intersex people could be accommodated under legal frameworks and achieve sex/gender equality beyond binary definitions.

Keywords

  • intersex rights
  • intersex bodily integrity
  • intersex legal recognition
  • intersex right to found a family
  • discrimination on sex characteristics
  • intersex at the UN
  • intersex activism
  • intersex movements
  • intersex and sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • genderless law
  • sexless law
  • human rights violations
  • LGBT
  • Legal status of intersex persons

Authors and Affiliations

  • Athens, Greece

    Nikoletta Pikramenou

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Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-27554-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)