Attitudes of expectant parents toward the medical treatment of intersexuals

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dc.contributor.advisor Kite, Mary E. en_US Bell, Rebecca L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:33Z 2011-06-03T19:41:33Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2007 .B454 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to gain information about expectant parents' attitudes and beliefs about issues dealing with infants born with ambiguous genitalia, a condition known as intersex. A sample of 118 expectant parents (30 males, 88 females) completed a questionnaire that included the Sex-Role Stereotyping Scale and Sexual Conservatism Scale (Burt, 1980), and assessed perceptions of the effects that an intersex condition and surgical treatment would have on a child's life, attitudes toward the medical and social issues of raising an intersexed child, and the likelihood to agree to surgical treatment under various circumstances. Gender of participant, reportedly knowing the sex of expected baby, gender-role beliefs, attitudes toward sexuality, prior knowledge of the term "hermaphrodite," and importance of sexual functioning were related to measures on attitudes toward intersex issues.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent 66 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intersex people -- Surgery. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Surgery. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parents -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Attitudes of expectant parents toward the medical treatment of intersexuals en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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