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Intersex people face stigmatization and discrimination from birth, or from discovery of an intersex trait, such as from puberty.This may include infanticide, abandonment and the stigmatization of families.Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-century French Hermaphrodite is a 1980 English-language translation of Herculine Barbin's nineteenth-century memoirs, which were originally written in French.
Intersex scholar Morgan Holmes states that Barbin's own writings showed that she saw herself as an "exceptional female", but female nonetheless.In his critical introduction, Foucault calls Barbin's pre-masculine upbringing a "happy limbo of non-identity" (xiii).Judith Butler, in her book Gender Trouble, takes this as an opportunity to read Foucault against himself, especially in History of Sexuality, Volume I.Globally, some intersex infants and children, such as those with ambiguous outer genitalia, are surgically or hormonally altered to create more socially acceptable sex characteristics.However, this is considered controversial, with no firm evidence of favorable outcomes.
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The collection of memoirs inspired Jeffrey Eugenides to write Middlesex.