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dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Toveen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRoen, Katrinaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKraft, Carinaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, Peteren_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-05T21:44:49Z
dc.date.available2021-05-05T21:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2021en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLundberg, T., Roen, K., Kraft, C., & Hegarty, P. (2021). How young people talk about their variations in sex characteristics: making the topic of intersex talkable via sex education. Sex Education, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2021.1911796en
dc.identifier.issn1468-1811en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14283
dc.description.abstractClassrooms are important spaces for young people with variations in sex characteristics and their classmates. Sex education can promote agency and well-being by helping young people make sense of their embodiment and form rewarding social relationships and by changing societal understandings about variations in sex characteristics. Realising this potential however may hinge on how sex education makes intersex (un)talkable. We draw on interviews with 22 young people on how and why they try to make their variation in sex characteristics talkable with others. By focusing on how they talk to others and why they do not talk to others, this research highlights how participants ?fear rejection? but need to talk to others about their variation in the process of ?dealing with it?. Participants also struggle with ?secrecy versus privacy? and how to ?communicate strategically.? Findings acknowledge the emotional work required of people with variations in sex characteristics when making intersex talkable. The analysis points to the role of both talking and silence. We conclude by envisaging a norm-critical sex education that engages with the responsibilities of both talking and listening, shifting the burden away from individual young people with variations in sex characteristics and working towards more mutual social relationships.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sex Education on 20 April 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14681811.2021.1911796.
dc.titleHow young people talk about their variations in sex characteristics: making the topic of intersex talkable via sex educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14681811.2021.1911796en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSex Educationen_NZ
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pubs.elements-id260444
pubs.end-page16
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1472-0825en_NZ


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