Breaking Binaries: The Critical Need for Feminist Bioethics in Pediatric Gender-Affirming Care

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Grayson R. Jackson, Jacob Moses

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Abstract

This commentary responds to Moti Gorin's article “What Is the Aim of Pediatric ‘Gender-Affirming’ Care?” We argue that Gorin's case against pediatric gender-affirming care rests upon numerous false conceptual binaries: female/male, public/private, objective/subjective, and medically necessary/elective. Drawing on feminist bioethics, we show how such dichotomous thinking is both inaccurate and marginalizing of gender minorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2024

Keywords

  • binaries
  • bioethics
  • feminist
  • GAC
  • gender-affirming care
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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