issue: clitoral surgeries and “sensory testing” on young girls


This is not an issue of prenatal dex, but we’re including a page on this here because we think of it as part of the same problem, namely inappropriate experimentation on and abuse of the population affected by CAH. You can read the Bioethics Forum essay on this here. You can also read my two follow-ups at Psychology Today:

  1. Can You Hear Us Now?

  2. Don’t Calm Down Just Yet

Cornell’s shocking response is summarized at Advocates for Informed Choice. Yes, Cornell apparently thinks this is appropriate “patient care.”

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(Written by Alice Dreger; copyright Alice Dreger, 2010)