At a time when gender diversity is gaining increasing public attention, this book presents a poignant account of the current policy approaches to self-determining sex and gender in the UK and beyond.
Davy shows how legal, medical and pedagogical policy developments are interconnected, while unique interviews with parents of sex/gender expansive children reveal how policy affects and is affected by experiences and advocacy.
Written by an internationally renowned scholar, this book sparks new debate on the challenges and opportunities surrounding sex/gender self-determination.
“As ‘self-id’ is increasingly debated in contemporary culture and social policy, Davy offers a scholarly elaboration of the concept of ‘self-determination.’ She casts new light on the contemporary landscapes of trans people’s health care and the experiences of gender diverse children in school.” Sally Hines, University of Sheffield
“This important text foregrounds bodily integrity. Zowie Davy argues persuasively for the depathologisation of sex/gender diversity, demonstrating a pressing need to move beyond approaches that are restricted to sex/gender binaries.” Surya Monro, University of Huddersfield
Zowie Davy is Associate Professor in LGBTQI Research at De Montfort University in the UK.
Chapter 1. The scope of sex/gender embodiment and self-determination
Chapter 2. The desire for (political) self-determination
Chapter 3. Medical governance and governing the healthcare assemblage
Chapter 4. (Self-)determining trans, sex/gender expansive and intersex people
Chapter 5. Self-determination in school cultures