"In addition to interviewing individuals with intersex syndromes and their parents, Karkazis interviewed the clinicians socially authorized to assign and surgically produce gender. Hearing them express in their own words their professional convictions, private doubts,misplaced loyalties, and mounting uncertainties adds a previously missing dimension to the discussion. The accumulated layering of these varied perspectives makes this an insightful, disquieting, appalling, and heartbreaking book. . . . This book will be a vital resource for scholars of gender and sexuality. . . ."
Lynn Morgan, American Anthropologist