Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 10 avhandlingar innehållade ordet dsd.
1. On Science, Law, and Medicine : The case of gender-“normalizing” interventions on children who are diagnosed as different in sex development
Sammanfattning : For the last six decades in Sweden and the US, surgical and other medical interventions have been utilized to reconstruct and “normalize” children diagnosed as different in their sex development. Under traditional treatment protocols, clinicians chose an “optimal” gender for the children and used different procedures to give them a typical appearance for that gender – aspiring to support them psychologically – and to facilitate penile-vaginal intercourse. LÄS MER
2. Ambivalent Ambiguity? : A study of how women with 'atypical' sex development make sense of female embodiment
Sammanfattning : Against a backdrop of feminist and social scientific research on sex, female embodiment, and normality this thesis aims to discern how young women, who in adolescence have learned that their bodies are developing in ways considered ‘atypical’ for the female sex, make sense of their bodies and their situation. In focus are the ways in which the women make sense of and negotiate female embodiment; how they, particularly in stories about their interactions with others, position their embodied selves; and how norms and beliefs about sexed embodiment, heterosexual practice, and in/fertility are strengthened and challenged in the interviewees’ sense-making. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : “Hur många barn får jag när jag blir stor?” Controlling fertility, or rather infertility, is a common problem for couples nowadays where approximately 10% experience infertility. This thesis focuses on the rare conditions leading to infertility in which the gonads have either failed to develop properly, or prematurely lost their function. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : People nowadays spend most of their time indoors, for example in their homes, cars, in trains, at work, etc. In Sweden, the energy demand in the built environment is a growing issue. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Disorders of sex development (DSD) are an umbrella term for conditions where biological development of sex is affected. Included in this thesis are women with different DSD; women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a disorder causing androgen excess, women with complete androgen insensitivity (CAIS), a disorder of androgen action, and women with complete gonadal dysgenesis (CGD), a complete absence of testicular or ovarian development. LÄS MER