Cripping Intersex

By Celeste E. Orr
Categories: Social Sciences, Disability Studies, Sociology, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Series: Disability Culture and Politics
Publisher: UBC Press
Hardcover : 9780774865531, 332 pages, October 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780774865654, 332 pages, October 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9780774868549, 332 pages, October 2022
Paperback : 9780774865548, 332 pages, June 2023


Intersex and/as/is/with disability. The connections between intersex and disability deserve nuanced attention if we are to strengthen intersex human rights claims and understand the experiences of intersex people living with the disabling consequences of medical intervention. Cripping Intersex explores three key themes: the medical management of people with intersex characteristics; the mainstream fascination with sport sex-testing policies; and the eugenic implications of preimplantation genetic diagnosis. This necessary work offers radical new understandings of intersex-with-disability by investigating how intersex and interphobia intersect with disability and ableism, and pushes analyses of intersex experience further than feminist or queer theory can do alone.