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Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child

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When their daughter Rosie was born, Eric and Stephani Lohman found themselves thrust into a situation they were not prepared for. Born intersex - a term that describes people who are born with a variety of physical characteristics that do not fit neatly into traditional conceptions about male and female bodies - Rosie's parents were pressured to consent to normalizing surg ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 19th 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Isaiah
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I have a total of two issues with this entire book. Considering how strong my feelings are on gender identity, sex, sexuality, and sexual orientation this is an astonishingly low number. The first issue is one of language. The Lohman parents refer to Rosie's enlarged clitoris as a phallus. That strikes me as strange since they had to explain that it was a clitoris before they could explain they used different terminology fo
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Bogi Takács
More substantial review coming soon IY"H (in my intersex book reviews series), but I liked it.
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Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library
Grady
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Learning about Intersex – from two experts

Wisconsin author Eric Lohman earned his PhD in Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he lectures and does research on gender, race, and class in the mass media. His co-author and wife Stephanie Lohman earned her BS and BScN in chemistry, biology and nursing and works as a nurse in health care and sciences. Together they bring to this excellent book a two pronged approach to topic of intersex – both as scientists an as parents of
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Elizabeth
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read the Lohmans’ book as someone who is interested in how to work with gender non-conforming children. It’s a well-researched memoir with a clear focus on the parents’ point of view. It’s explicitly written to dissuade parents from consenting to cosmetic surgery on infants, arguing that the potential social downsides are minor compared to potential medical complications and the loss of consent. It’s an engaging, accessible, quick read—I’m glad to have it available now, but I also think it cou ...more
DC
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Convincing and compassionate. A must-read for anyone interested in intersex issues or pediatrics.
Annie Smith
Sep 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Did not enjoy. Maybe I judged the book by its cover. Was all general, rarely about Rosie. Too young . Title not apt.
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