Transgender and Intersex Men
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Transgender and Intersex Men book
This chapter discusses the intersex people parenthetically where appropriate because they too are subject to many of the same normative regimes of intersectional gender regulation and structural violence. It evaluates the small but growing body of research on trans and intersex men, drawing on scholarship from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields. The chapter shows how the study of trans and intersex men—at the levels of embodiment, experience, and history—forces to rethink the regulatory function of binary categories of sex and gender as they intersect with diverse formations of race, class, nation, sexuality, age, and ability in a globalizing world. It explores how feminist, queer, anti-racist, crip, decolonial, and transnational frameworks complicate and enrich understandings of trans and intersex men’s health disparities. The chapter also discusses the concepts of trans and intersex and describes the history and scope of intersex and trans medicalization.