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Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Our discussion in class yesterday about transgenderism and gender identity disorder/ gender dysphoria reminded me of a disorder, Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), that will be added to DSM V.  BIID is “when a person’s idea of how they should … Continue reading

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Surgery in South Korea

After watching this video, affectionately titled “Why are Koreans so into their Looks?”, and examining the nation’s trends under a sociological perspective, I suddenly became able to reconcile my ambiguous sentiments towards contemporary South Korean culture.  I grew up in … Continue reading

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A Counterintuitive Responsibility

For what is a parent responsible? Is it their child’s normal maturation? The answers to these questions would seem natural for a child born with ‘normal’ genitalia. But, what about the one intersex baby born per 1500 ‘average’ newborns? Parents … Continue reading

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