Raising Rosie : our story of parenting an intersex child /

Lohman, Eric,

Raising Rosie : our story of parenting an intersex child / Eric Lohman and Stephani Lohman ; foreword by Georgiann Davis. - London, England : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018, ©2018. - 190 p. ; 20 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

Our growing family -- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) -- Resisting surgery -- Waiting is easy -- The future of intersex children.

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 surgery on Rosie, without being offered any alternatives despite their concerns. Part memoir, part guidebook, this powerful book tells the authors' experience of refusing to have Rosie operated on and how they raised a child who is intersex. The book looks at how they spoke about the condition to friends and family, to Rosie's teachers and caregivers, and shows how they plan on explaining it to Rosie when she is older. This uplifting and empowering story is a must-read for all parents of intersex children.

9781785927676 1785927671

40028385137

2018003076


Lohman, Eric.
Lohman, Stephani.


Intersex children.
Parents of intersex children.
Intersex children.
Parents of intersex children.


Autobiographies.
Biographies.

HQ78 / .L64 2018

306.76/85

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