Intersex child: Revisiting Holistic Care


The Faculty of Theology is organising its next research seminar on Tuesday, 19 February 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00 in THL 317.
The topic is ‘Intersex child: Revisiting Holistic Care’ and the Speakeris Ms Claudia Bartolo who last year graduated in M.A. Bioethics.

capturejLecture Summary:
‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ This is the most frequently asked question whenever a child is born. Although the answer is straightforward in the majority of cases, it is not so clear-cut in a small proportion. Gender is assigned according to the appearance of external genitalia, however,  in Malta, between 1 and 4 children are born with atypical genitalia every year.  
Being unable to assign a sex to the newborn is not only distressing to the parents, but also creates a dilemma for the doctors who have to guide the parents when making decisions which will often have long-term effects on the child. What does the holistic care of an intersex child entail, and how can the interests of the child and the future adult be protected?
Biography:
Claudia Bartolois a wife and a mother. She is also a State Registered Medical Laboratory Scientist specialized in Diagnostic Andrology. In 2010, she graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in Theology, and in 2015 she joined the course leading to an M.A. in Bioethics. The title of her M.A. thesis is ‘The Intersex Child: An Ethical Approach to Holistic Care.’
Tea and coffee will be served prior to the seminar.

RSVP Ms Gillian Cachia on +356 2340 2767 or send an email.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture. It will be in the Maltese language.
For a temporary parking permit for visitors, kindly email gillian.cachia@um.edu.mt or use this invitation.
 
A list of all research seminars for 2018-2019 is available online.

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