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Sex corrective technologies on the intersex

Mohd Badrul, Mohd Afif and Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah and Awang, Abdul Bari (2017) Sex corrective technologies on the intersex. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-418-555-8

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This book is concerned with the gender classical definition of the person with ambiguous genitalia that does not fit into typical male or female category known as hermaphrodite or intersex. It also compares the Islamic position with that of medical science. It uses a qualitative method of articulating the above and examines as to how medicine can manage such a condition. It finds that Islamic countries, including Malaysia, depend on fatwÉs since they do not have a formal Islamic guideline at the time of this study. The bigger problem in medical practice is that it encourages medical intervention at infancy which may not fix the sex of such an infant when he/she attains puberty. Therefore, this book proposes that a medical guideline based on an Islamic framework can be helpful in dealing with this phenomenon.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3049/74791
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sex, Technologies, Intersex
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP425 Uṣūl al-fiqh. Jurisprudence and theory of law. Science of legal reasoning.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 15:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74791

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